Father of Suspect in Delbert Belton Murder: “Kenan’s a good kid”

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

We imagine failing miserably as a parent causes such delusional thinking.

The father of one of the teens implicated in last week’s beating death of a decorated World War II veteran thanked God for his son’s peaceful capture, saying the family had met with Spokane police and prayed for his safety.

“I hope they find out what really happened,” said Steven Kinard, whose 16-year-old son Kenan Adams-Kinard was found by police hiding in a friend’s basement early Monday and taken into custody.

What really happened? Um, maybe he’s being framed by some white supremacists?

“Kenan’s a good kid,” the father added. “And I just thank God that they brought him back safe.”

This idiot, meanwhile, wonders what he could have done as a parent. Perhaps being a parent would have helped.

The teen’s father, Steven Kinard, said he hadn’t talked with his son since Aug. 14, a week before the homicide. Speaking on the front stoop of his family’s home in the East Central neighborhood, Steven Kinard wondered Monday what could be done to avoid the violence.

“It was a rude awakening to me,” Steven Kinard said. “It’s telling me, damn, what could I have done for my son?”

Steven Kinard described the teen as a gifted multi-sport athlete and an improving student. Descriptions of the violence taking place in Belton’s sedan, which left the victim with numerous facial fractures, are out of character, Steven Kinard said.

“Kenan is no violent person at all,” he said.

Really? Uh, the facts say otherwise.

Both Glenn and Adams-Kinard had prior arrests and convictions on their records, Straub said. Adams-Kinard was serving six months probation and sentenced to 30 hours of community service stemming from a fourth-degree assault and third-degree robbery conviction in June, according to court records.

But remember, he’s a good kid.

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17 Responses to “Father of Suspect in Delbert Belton Murder: “Kenan’s a good kid””

  1. Warren Bonesteel on 27/27/13 at 9:48 am

    Over the years, I’ve heard it from parents of every race and social level. ‘My little joey/nancy would never do such a thing!’

    Which always tells me that the parents have no friggin’ idea what their kids are doing or where and when they are doing it.

  2. JLawson on 27/27/13 at 9:53 am

    “Kenan’s a good kid”

    Good kids don’t end up hiding in basement apartments after they beat a man to death.

  3. Tom Servo on 27/27/13 at 10:12 am

    Jeebus, I would hate to meet what he considers to be a “bad kid”.

    Anyone who’s as much as half-white, especially if they think they have the right to carry a gun to protect themselves from kids like his.

  4. David Gillies on 27/27/13 at 10:36 am

    You know how many arrests and/or convictions I had on my record when I was sixteen? Or any of my friends? Or anybody I knew? Zero. Zip. Ningun. I have a sense that the patience of the law-abiding majority (which is still greatly numerically superior) is running out, and the feral underclass will pay a very steep price. It will not be pretty, and what we will end up with afterwards will probably not be to our liking.

  5. halodoc on 27/27/13 at 10:43 am

    Same thing the “parents” said about Martin too all the while Martin has been suspended from school for fighting multiple times and once for being in possession of burglar tools, assaulting a bus driver, being a minor in possession of and posting pictures of himself with a weapon, a know “purple drank” user. The only reason Martin was even at his “father’s” house at that time was because the “mother” had kicked him out of her house. The only reason Martin was out walking the streets in the middle of the night, in the rain, was because he was going to get his fixings for his cough syrup. But remember, “he was a good kid.”

  6. runningrn on 27/27/13 at 10:46 am

    That’s exactly what the dad of one of the kids who murdered the Australian baseball player said–his kid was an athlete and a good kid. He also said his little angel wasn’t capable of violence, despite his son posting on social media all kinds of violent messages. Funny, how all these good kids just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I’m sure at the end of the day, these “good kids” will become “victims” of an unjust, evil, pervasive racism here in America that drove them to do what they did. Look for a variation of “Post Traumatic Slave Disorder”.

  7. Mohammed The Teddy-Bear on 27/27/13 at 11:11 am

    Seriously, You Guys, Kenan was JUST ABOUT to turn his life around!

    “A “good kid” is one who doesn’t assault and rob his own parents” -kbdabear on 27/27/13 at 11:01 am

    Even the Viet-Cong turned on their supportive family-members, at some point……..

  8. Derak on 27/27/13 at 11:42 am

    Oh for crying out loud. Stevie Kinard, the father, was in my class in hs, was a somewhat gifted basketball player when not pimping, selling drugs, stealing and being otherwise violent in the late ’70s. I was very familiar with the black community at the time, and you just didn’t get near the Kinards because of the taint.

    He just taught his son to step it up a bit. The son is just the perfectly predictable outcome of the culture this family has always embraced.

  9. Cris on 27/27/13 at 12:48 pm

    At second city cop blog the joke in such cases is when a parent says, “he was turning his life around.”

  10. Da Truf on 28/28/13 at 12:23 am

    How would baby daddy Kinard possibly make any money of of this if he says his kid is a thug?

    Silly silly white people and your old fashioned thinking.

    Celebrate diversity!