Second Suspect Arrested In Beating Death Of Wash. WWII Veteran, Report Says

Source: CBS News

SPOKANE, Wash. — Police in Washington have arrested a second suspect in the beating death of Delbert Belton, an 88-year-old World War II veteran, reports CBS affiliate KREM.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested just after 3 a.m. Monday in a basement apartment in Spokane, according to the report. The boy was reportedly arrested on first-degree robbery and first-degree murder warrants.

Another suspect surrendered to authorities Thursday night, and he was being held on charges of robbery and first-degree murder.

Belton, who was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa, was beaten to death Wednesday outside an Eagles Ice-A-Rena. Authorities say two young men, between 16 and 19 years old, attacked Belton in his car outside the arena as he was waiting for a friend.

The victim’s daughter-in-law said Belton was hit with “big heavy flashlights” and doctors told her he was bleeding from all parts of his face, reports the station.

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