Delbert Belton

Jessica Robinson

More than 300 people gathered in Spokane Thursday for the burial of World War II veteran Delbert Belton. The 88-year-old was robbed and beaten to death last week while he waited in his car.

Scores of veterans honored Delbert Belton at a cemetery in west Spokane. Friends and family remembered a man who loved to repair cars by day and go out dancing at night, and went by the nickname “Shorty.”

Police have arrested the second teenager accused of beating to death an 88-year-old World War II vet in Spokane.

The two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder in the case that has attracted national attention.