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CA man accused of throwing fatal punch at Vegas hotel

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Las Vegas Metro police have taken into custody a California man who is a suspect in a deadly assault that took place at a Las Vegas Strip hotel/casino in December 2014.

About 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 28, police were called to the Venetian hotel/casino in response to a report of a battered person. They discovered 25-year-old William Yar Parke on the floor of the lobby, near the valet elevators.

Parke was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he underwent brain surgery. He died from his injuries the next day.

According to witness statements, Parke was at the Venetian to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday along with family and friends. When hotel guests complained about noise coming from the suite they were staying in, security asked that all non-family members leave the party. 

According to a police, Parke asked Vongsouphanh and several other men to leave the party.

Later, the report stated, an angry Vongsouphanh and two other men confronted Parke in the lobby. Witnesses said Vongsouphanh, unprovoked, punched Parke in the face, sending him to the marble floor on which he struck his head.

An acquaintance described Vongsouphanh, a California resident, as a “farmer,” someone who secures multiple greenhouses for marijuana.

He is facing a murder charge.

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