Ex-felon sucker-punched man outside Las Vegas lounge and now faces murder charges for one-shot kill

LAS VEGAS — A man held in the one-punch killing of a California father of five outside a downtown Las Vegas lounge served prison time in Nevada, police said Monday.

James Michael Beach, 27, was arrested Sunday after police say he was identified in security videos leaving the sidewalk scene where Luis Campos, 45, was fatally injured early April 30. Beach also uses the name James Michael Garcia, according to police and court records.

Campos, a truck driver from the Los Angeles-area city of La Puente, had been in Las Vegas for a bachelor party with his brothers, relatives said. He did not regain consciousness before he was pronounced dead Thursday at a Las Vegas hospital.

His wife, Julie Campos, told reporters Monday their family has been devastated by what she and police say was an apparently unprovoked attack. The couple has two young children and were nearing their third wedding anniversary. Luis Campos had three children from a previous marriage.

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