Crime

Teen Suspect in Beating Death of WW2 Vet Alleges Vet Was Selling Crack; Police Say No Evidence of That

88-year-old vet was beated to death, allegedly by two teens in custody

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One of the teens charged with beating to death a World War II veteran allegedly claimed he was buying crack cocaine from the 88-year-old and the transaction turned violent — but cops said there is no evidence to support that.

 The allegation was denounced as bizarre by victim Delbert "Shorty" Belton's family and even dismissed by the defense lawyer for the other teen accused in the Spokane, Wash., case, which has drawn national attention.