Murder suspect says he blacked out while beating friend

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Posted on December 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 21 at 7:14 PM

SPOKANE-- Court documents shed greater light on what happened the last night Romero Vivit was seen alive than what the murder suspect told family, friends and authorities.

21-year old Yukio Rideb sat in court Wednesday charged for causing the death of best friend, Romero Vivit.
 
According to court documents Rideb told authorities he had gone out drinking Friday night. He was drinking at several bars in downtown Spokane with his sister and a couple friends including Vivit.
  
Court papers say Rideb told authorities in an interview while walking to a third location, things became fuzzy. He admitted to having problems with overdosing in the past.
  
According to court documents Rideb told authorities after leaving a couple bars he and Vivit walked into Riverfront Park and began to get physical.

Documents say Rideb stated he blacked out because of the alcohol and continued punching and kicking Vivit while he was on the ground.

Court papers say Rideb told authorities he stopped after he recognized Vivit's shoes. It says Rideb told officers he tried for an hour to get Vivit up so he could take him home. Vivit told him to go away, so he left him in the park.
  
Monday afternoon divers found a male body in the river near the park.

According to court documents the body showed tattoos and scars identifying the victim as Romero Vivit.

Bond is set at $500,000.

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