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Aryan Brotherhood May Have Targeted Black Teens Who Allegedly Killed WWII Vet

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Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, and Demetruis Glenn, also 16, allegedly beat 88-year-old Delbert Belton to death in his car in August. According to the Spokesman-Review newspaper, Spokane police later that month informed a Spokane County Superior Court judge that the Aryan Brotherhood had placed a $10,000 bounty on both suspects.

The information came from court filings explaining why the judge, Debra Hayes, ordered Adams-Kinard moved to protective adult custody, rather than returning him to a juvenile detention center, in the days before he and Glenn were formally charged in the case.

Adams-Kinard's lawyer objected to the order at the time, but Hayes has said in other filings that she issued the order to avoid "tragic results."

According to the Spokesman-Review, both Adams-Kinard and Glenn are currently listed as Spokane County Jail inmates. But Glenn's attorney, Christian Phelps, told the newspaper the pair are being held at a juvenile detention center.

Both Glenn and Adams-Kinard are being tried as adults and pleaded not guilty in September to charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, according to the Associated Press.

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