Shit. Disgusting story about a WWII vet being beaten to death, with no rhyme or reason behind it. One of the two suspects was just arrested this morning.
An 88-year-old World War II veteran was brutally beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he loved to go play pool.This is going to get very ugly because of one thing. Yep, you guessed it.
The motive? Police don't have one. The teens appeared to have picked him at random, authorities say.
Delbert Belton, a retired aluminum company worker, served in the Pacific. There, friends say, he took a bullet in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa.
He survived that attack.
But Wednesday night, Belton -- affectionately called "Shorty" by friends for his height -- headed to the Eagles Lodge where he was a regular.
Police found him in the parking lot, with serious head injuries. He died Thursday.
"It does appear random," Spokane police Lt. Mark Griffiths told reporters. "It appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault."
Police are looking for two suspects. Witnesses described them as "young African American males of average build," according to a police statement.Just look at the comments section in that CNN article, and you're already seeing incredibly racist statements pile up and get HUNDREDS of "likes". Gawker even had some commenters openly use the n-word.