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A twist in the killing of WWII veteran Delbert Belton is sending waves of outrage through his family and the community he lived in.

One of the 16-year-olds arrested in Belton’s death, Kenan Adams-Kinard, said that they beat the veteran because he didn’t give them the crack cocaine they had paid for.

This piece of information came to light in court on Monday after prosecutors found a letter Adams-Kinard wrote to his mother where he described the incident.

But Spokane, Wash. police aren’t too convinced that the claims are true. They have yet to find evidence that supports Adams-Kinard’s story.

“There’s absolutely no truth to that whatsoever,” said Ian Day, the nephew of Belton. “By saying these things, they’ve brought darkness upon themselves.”

And Mr. Belton’s daughter said similarly in an NBC report: “That’s a bunch of crock.”

The attorney for Demetrius Glenn, the other teen involved in the beating, doesn’t believe the crack story either.

“…it doesn’t seem plausible to me. I wouldn’t put any stock in it at this point.”

We’ll keep you updated on the latest in this case.

SOURCE: Washington Times

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