Teen sentenced to 16 years for beating death of WW2 veteran

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The second teen accused of beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery in Spokane has been sentenced to 16 years in prison under a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to murder.

In return for the plea from 17-year-old Demetruis Glenn, prosecutors dropped a robbery charge.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Annette Plese on Thursday accepted recommendations from prosecutors on the sentence in the death of 88-year-old Delbert "Shorty" Belton.

The first 17-year-old prosecuted in the case, Kenan Adams-Kinard, also pleaded guilty to murder. He was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors say the two killed Belton in August 2013 outside an Eagles Lodge. They say Belton, who was wounded in the Battle of Okinawa, was killed for his wallet.