The status of the rest of the folks in the killer group is not mentioned in the accounts, but the group includes a 14 year old.
Via Daily Caller:
A 19-year-old who was part of a group suspected of fatally beating a USC graduate student with a baseball bat told authorities that he has been in the U.S. illegally for seven years.
The suspect, Jonathan Del Carmen, told authorities of his illegal status in an interview at the Los Angeles County jail, according to a federal source reached by The Daily Caller with knowledge of the interview who was not authorized to speak to the press about the investigation.
The Los Angeles Times issued a similar report confirming Del Carmen’s immigration status.
Police believe that Del Carmen, and three other suspects between 16- and 18-years-old, attacked 24-year-old Xinran Ji with a baseball bat and a wrench during an attempted robbery early on the morning of July 24 as the engineering student was walking home from a study group.
Del Carmen has no problem coming in and killing Ji, but Ji’s family who had to travel from China for his memorial, were held up for a week because they tried to enter legally and the U.S. visa system crashed.