(KREM2 NEWS) A judge sentenced a teenager to 20 years in prison on Thursday for the murder of a World War II veteran.

Kenan Adams-Kinard took a plea deal in January before his trial was set to start for the death of Delbert Belton, 88.

Adams-Kinard, who was 16 at the time of Belton’s murder, is one of two teenagers arrested for Belton’s death. He was expected to go to trial January 12 alongside Demetrius Glenn. Court documents contend teenagers punched and beat Belton to death during a robbery in North Spokane. Both suspects were 16 at the time of the beating.

“This goes beyond a beating, it was exceptionally cruel,” said Belton’s nephew Steve.

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