Let’s see if I can get it right this time.
WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.
Witnesses say Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him as he was about to head inside to play pool…
Belton died from his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Jason Howerton at The Blaze has more on the two “teens”:
Police have released surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide investigation. “They are described as young [race redacted to avoid hurt feelings] males of average build,” KHQ reports. They are believed to be between 16 to 19 in age and were wearing black clothes, while one suspect was seen wearing a black “do-rag,” according to police.
I would post the photos, but then people might get mad.
What was their motive? We may never know. In fact, we definitely won’t, so stop asking.
(Is that better, racebaiters?)
If I still had a grandfather, he'd look like Delbert Belton.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 22, 2013
Update: KHQ in Spokane reports, “The 16-year-old arrested in the Delbert Belton case is identified as [name redacted to avoid hurt feelings], he’s facing 1st degree murder and robbery… The other man police were/are searching for, was born in ’97, and our sources tell us he was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle overnight.”
Update: The second suspect has been identified. To tell you his name would be racist.