Monday, July 7, 2008 | 10:03 a.m.
A man suspected of beating a Las Vegas woman to death outside her home has been arrested by Metro Police.
The Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 32-year-old Yiorkis Pineda-Laurencio on Thursday on one count of murder with a deadly weapon and one count of robbery with a deadly weapon.
Police searched Pineda-Laurencio's home before his arrest. He was taken to Clark County Detention Center.
About 10:23 a.m. June 27, police were called to a home in the 4400 block of East Stewart Avenue after a man returned home from a local home supply store and found his wife dead on a walkway leading to the back yard of the house.
The victim was identified as 61-year-old Otilia Soares. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as a beating to the head resulting in a cervical spine fracture.
Soares and her husband had hired a day laborer to help with home repairs.