Two black Washington state teenagers accused of killing a World War II veteran may have had a bounty put out on them by the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist prison gang, a Spokane, Wash., newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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.