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WWII vet beaten to death by teens

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Two teens attacked and killed a World War II vet in Spokane, WA. (Source: KXLY/CNN) Two teens attacked and killed a World War II vet in Spokane, WA. (Source: KXLY/CNN)

SPOKANE, WA (KXLY/CNN) - A juvenile has been arrested by Spokane police in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran, police said Friday.

The male suspect has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder.

Police are still seeking another suspect.

The man, Delbert Belton, was brutally beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, WA, where he loved to go play pool.

The motive? Police don't have one. The teens appeared to have picked him at random, authorities say.

Police found him in the parking lot, with serious head injuries. He died Thursday.

It's the second time in a week that a seemingly random attack by teenagers has claimed a life.

On Aug. 16, a 23-year-old Australian baseball player attending college in Oklahoma was gunned down in the town of Duncan after three teens said they were "bored."

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