Man pleads guilty in downtown Las Vegas punch-and-fall death

Updated February 14, 2018 - 6:31 pm

A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter for a punch-and-fall death outside a downtown Las Vegas lounge.

James Beach agreed to a sentence of three to 10 years behind bars for voluntary manslaughter in the death of 45-year-old Luis Campos, a father of five, outside the Vanguard Lounge.

Beach is expected to be sentenced in April. His attorney, Gregory Knapp, who has called the April 30 incident a “terrible accident and unfortunate event,” told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Beach “wants to put this behind him and move on with his life.”

Campos, a resident of La Puente, California, died four days after he was struck once outside the Fremont Street Club in May 2017. He collapsed and likely hit his head, according to the Clark County coroner.

In 2008, Beach pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm in connection with a brawl between two groups of men in Las Vegas. He served five years in prison and was released in 2014.

Contact David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Follow @randompoker on Twitter.

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