KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) -- An Oak Grove man is facing murder charges for allegedly beating a man to death with a rock in 2019.
Prosecutors charged David Haynie, 28, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the beating death of Darryle Humbird.
Humbird, 53, was found dead inside his home on E. 43rd Terrace in Kansas City on Sept. 16, 2019. According to court documents, Humbird was beaten to death with a large rock, which was found near his body.
Police used Humbird’s credit card transactions after his death to track down Haynie’s wife, who made a hotel reservation with the card.
In January, a witness told authorities that Haynie’s then wife had confessed to being involved in the homicide and that David Haynie had killed the victim with a rock during a robbery attempt. The witness said that the wife told her that Haynie had taken drugs, money and a bottle of Giorgio Armani cologne from the victim after he died.
DNA from the rock matched Humbird and Haynie, according to the probable cause statement.