A 20-year-old student died in Las Vegas after an amateur boxing match; police consider it murder but will not press charges.
The young man died of blunt head trauma in the middle of a charity event organized without authorization and the accompaniment of medical personnel.
A student at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (United States) died during a charity boxing match organized by his fraternity due to severe head injuries.
According to the Nevada boxing regulatory agency director, the state Athletic Commission did not authorize the fight, but it will be investigated.
The fight that caused the death of Nathan Tyler Valencia was declared a homicide. Even though the president of the Athletic Commission, Stephen Cloobeck, requested the intervention of the police to study the case, they affirmed that criminal charges are not expected.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department separately acknowledged that the Clark County coroner ruled Valencia's death a homicide but said no criminal charges are expected.
"Although Mr. Valencia's death is tragic, the circumstances surrounding his death are not criminal, and no charges will be filed," the department said in a statement.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, the elected official with jurisdiction to press charges, did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
Attorneys Ryan Zimmer and Nick Lasso, representing Valencia's parents Cynthia and Michael Valencia of Las Vegas, pledged to "fully cooperate and share any necessary information" for the Athletic Commission investigation.
"We will hold those responsible for Nathan's death accountable and make sure this never happens to another son, daughter, or member of this community," they said.
The coroner's office said that Nathan Valencia, 20, died on Nov. 23 of a blunt force head injury. He took part in a charity boxing match on November 19 sponsored by the Charga Community of Kapa Sigma School to raise money for a boxing ring boxing in the Las Vegas area that trains troubled youngsters. Is.
Zimmer and Lasso said eyewitnesses told them there were no paramedics or medical staff at the event and that participants had been left unconscious in recent years and needed hospital care.
Lawyers said it was unclear whether the unidentified man who served as a referee for the Valencia fight had professional training, alleging that he had videotaped drinking before the wars.
Lawyers said it was unacceptable for the person responsible for enforcing engagement laws with the authority to stop the fight to be affected.
Kloebeck said the event, which has been recognized by UNLV and has raised charitable funds for years, was not sanctioned by the state.
As the regulator of what state law calls "unarmed combat shows and contests," the Athletic Commission would have overseen promotions, permits, weigh-ins, referee requirements, and insurance. In addition, medical attention would have been required at the scene.
Las Vegas police said Monday that investigators "found no information of any crime at the venue" and referred the questions to the Athletic Commission.
"To be clear, Kloeback said Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission did not have jurisdiction over this event or any past events related to it. That does not mean, after our investigation, That we may have jurisdiction in the future. "
"This is a tragedy. This is a homicide, as the coroner put it. This is an event that Metro needs to investigate as a homicide fully," he said.
Cloobeck said he believes that UNLV, the university president, the state Board of Regents "all have some explaining to do" and that investigators should look at why paramedics or medical personnel weren't in the ring.
UNLV President Keith Whitefield said in a statement Friday that the campus mourned Valencia's death and that organizers had planned a review to determine if such incidents were more likely to occur off-campus. How can we be more secure? "