Demetrius Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, are accused of beating World War II veteran Delbert Belton, 88, who fought in the Battle of Okinawa, to death during a robbery.
White supremacist prison gang, the Aryan Brotherhood, are believed to have offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could kill them while they await trial. They have been placed in protective custody in the Spokane County Jail in Washington state.
The teens are charged with first degree murder and first-degree robbery and have pleaded not guilty.
Belton was found lifeless in his car wedged between the two front seats. Kinard and Glenn’s fingerprints were found inside and outside the car. The alleged murderers accused the decedent of being a drug dealer. Spokane police have not found any evidence to support that claim.