Man named in slaying during Vegas Strip fight-night events

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a robbery case will face a murder charge in the death of a 27-year-old man during a fight-night confrontation last May outside a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Records show 23-year-old DeAngelo Mathews was being held Thursday at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas pending an initial court appearance in the May 3 death of DaShawn Antwon-Fouch Hawkins.

Authorities said Hawkins died of a head injury several hours after he was knocked unconscious and fell down in a 4:20 a.m. fight in the valet area of the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino.

The slaying marred a busy night of events after Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao late May 2 in a welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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