(H/T A. Chen)
Las Vegas’ Burmese American community is reeling after last month’s murder of 25-year-old William Yar Parke.
Parke died following an incident that occurred at 2:30 am on December 28, 2014 outside of the Venetian hotel on the Las Vegas strip; that morning, Parke and a friend was leaving a party when the two were confronted by a group of men. Surveillance tape reveals that Parke was punched so hard by one of the men that he was knocked out cold, immediately falling back and hit his head on the ground. Although rushed immediately to hospital, Parke fell into a coma and was taken off life support the following day. The UNLV biology senior’s death was ruled a homicide, although motives are still unknown.
An excerpt of Parke’s obituary from the Las Vegas Sun appears after the jump: