Court records: Suspect in deadly sucker-punch attack has history of violent incidents

Julie Campos, widow of murder victim Luis Campos, speaks to the media Monday, May 8, 2017, outside Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. (KSNV)

Julianne Campos, the widow of a man who died days after being sucker-punched in a line outside at downtown Las Vegas bar, took Monday morning to speak out about the tragedy that took place.

Police say her husband, 45-year-old Luis Campos, died after being punched in the head while waiting to get in line at the Vanguard night club.

He leaves behind five children. Julianne is the mother of two of those children.

Julianne spoke about meeting her husband five years ago at a car show in Las Vegas. The couple were married for almost three years and she said he brought her happiness.

Julianne said when she saw the mug shot of suspect, James Garcia, who also has a record under the name James Beach, she felt hate, anger and rage.

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She said one of the hardest tasks now is helping her 1- and 2-year-old children understand that their father is no longer alive.

"I took them outside. I explained to them, you know your dada loves you very much he's always going to but your dada is in the sky watching you right now,” she said. “So now his new thing is, 'I love dada, dada sky.'

“You know it's heart breaking but at least he's getting some sort of sense of idea and I'm sure as time goes on he's gonna learn more and know that his dad is a forever angel watching over his son his sister and his other children.”

Julianne also thanked the entire community for helping police pin point the suspect through a surveillance video that was released.

Although Julianne lives in La Puente in the San Gabriel Valley, she plans on commuting to Las Vegas for the court hearings.

Garcia is expected to be in court for his initial appearance on Wednesday..

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