LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bail has been set at $350,000 for a suspect held on a murder charge in the one-punch death of a California father of five outside a downtown Las Vegas lounge.
Luis Campos of La Puente, California, was punched early April 30 and pronounced dead four days later at a hospital.
A judge said Friday the case doesn’t appear to be first-degree murder, but also doesn’t appear to be self-defense.
James Michael Beach’s defense attorney, Greg Knapp, said Friday that he hoped Beach’s family can raise bail to free him ahead of a May 24 evidence hearing.
Knapp characterizes Beach as a hard-working family man.
Beach served more than four years in Nevada state prison for his conviction in a November 2008 double-shooting.
He also uses the name James Michael Garcia.