(LONDON DAILY MAIL) One of the two teens charged for the brutal bludgeoning to death of a WWII veteran in Spokane, Washington, has made the astonishing claim that he was buying crack cocaine from the 88-year-old and that the deal turned violent.

The bizarre allegation that war hero Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton was a drug dealer emerged during 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard’s first court appearance yesterday where he was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

Relatives of Belton derided Adams-Kinard’s claims, calling them desperate and saying that Belton was senile, eccentric in his old age, but certainly not a crack cocaine user or pusher.

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