“Beating the diminutive Belton to death with their fists and flashlights…”
Perhaps taking a cue from the New Black Panther Party, it was just released to the public that the Aryan Brotherhood had previously offered a $10,000 reward for the killers of an 88-year-old World War II veteran, as reported by both The Spokesman Review (of Spokane, WA) and KOMO News (of Seattle, WA) on Nov. 19, 2013.
Offering the exact same amount that the Black Panthers offered up for George Zimmerman, it was just released in court documents that the white supremacist prison gang, the Aryan Brotherhood had placed a $10,000 bounty on the heads of the two teens charged with beating Delbert Belton to death last August of this year.
Perhaps telegraphing just how powerful the Aryan Brotherhood really is, court documents indicate the hit against the two accused murderers while they were still in the Spokane County Jail.
Facing life in prison if found guilty of killing the survivor of the Battle of Okinawa, both 16 years old boys have not only been in police custody since Aug. 27, 2013, the duo will also be tried as adults and have already been charged with first-degree murder, first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.
The Spokane District Attorney’s Office charged the two with robbing then beating the diminutive Belton to death with their fists and flashlights.
As reported by The Washington Times on Sept. 13, 2013, Belton was attacked by the two as he exited “an Eagles Lodge in Spokane in August to his car parked across the street.”
The Washington Times also cited “one of the teens later tried to explain the violence stemming from their planned crack cocaine purchase from Mr. Belton. Police, however, said they’ve found no evidence of Mr. Bleton serving as a drug dealer, and his family has stated to the press that such claims are ridiculous.”
Belton survived one of the bloodiest battles in human history wherein both the ground and naval battles of Okinawa claimed upwards of 275,000 deaths among the Allied and Japanese forces involved in combat as well as the innocent Okinawans caught in the crossfire.
However hellish Okinawa was, Belton couldn’t survive the streets of his own hometown.