Contact Us

Suspect in Custody in Connection With David Childs Murder


Yakima Police have a man in custody in connection with the murder of David Childs of Yakima.  Yesterday 34 year old Armando Vieyra was arrested and a vehicle police were looking for were found in the Lower Valley off of Lateral 1 road.  He faces a charge of first degree murder. Yakima Police say a witness taking a picture led to the arrest. The witness was coming out of a nearby restaurant when he noticed a commotion in the parking lot.  He not only took a picture of the men, but also he took a picture of a nearby car, which happened to be Vieyra’s car. The day after the murder the witness came forward and gave the picture to Yakima Police.  Vieyra admitted that he met Childs at a nearby arcade Monday night.  He also admitted that the two had engaged in sexual activity, but he denied killing Childs.   The 70 year old  Childs was found dead in a parking lot on North Front Street last Tuesday morning.  He suffered from head trauma and several puncture wounds. Childs, a former shoe salesman at Nortdstrom, was well known for his shoe collection, which was on display at the Yakima Museum two years ago.  His friends and family will gather for a candlelight vigil tonight at 9:30 at the spot where his body was found.


Best of News Talk KIT

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.