Two teenage thugs were pictured laughing hysterically in their mugshots after murdering a World War II veteran, and the mainstream media has refused to report on it.

Daily Vine reported that 88 year-old World War II veteran Delbert Belton was brutally murdered by two thugs in Spokane, Washington. Belton had served in the Battle of Okinawa, where he continued fighting despite taking a bullet in the leg.

Demetrius Glenn, 16, and Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, beat Belton to death while he waited for a friend outside of a pool bar in what police said was a random attack.

“Uncle Delbert was brutally and savagely beaten to the point they couldn’t put his face back together,” one of Belton’s nephews told the court last month. “This was not a beating. This was exceptionally cruel.”

Tributes immediately poured in for the veteran, who loved playing pool and working on cars.

“He was always there for me when I needed him,” Ted Denison said of his friend. “I thought of him more as a dad than I did a friend really.”

Social media users have expressed outrage at this case, calling for the two murderers to get the death penalty.

“The death penalty should be automatic in any case were elderly vets are targeted I don’t care if the vet is white and the thugs are black or the vet is black and the thugs are white or any racial combination it should carry a mandatory death penalty. bet that will wipe those smiles off their faces,” one person commented.

“Is this yet another attack we are suppose ignore?” another added. “Delbert Belton was a war hero. Someone we should all respect and honor. And for them to smile like that shows that they have no remorse. The death penalty is to easy on them. They should be passed from cell to cell and beat everyday of the rest of their life.”

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