Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Murder Of Georgia Nursing Student

( – An illegal border crosser was arrested last week for the murder of a nursing student at the University of Georgia, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) insiders say the suspect was already known by US law enforcement, having been previously arrested and released.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the body of 22-year-old Laken Riley was found after she went out for a jog near a lake on the University of Georgia (UGA) campus, where she was a nursing student. According to the UGA Police Department, Riley was reported missing when she didn’t return home after going out for a morning jog at the UGA Intramural Fields, where her body was discovered in a wooded area. The university canceled all of its evening classes and all classes for the following day.

Foul play was immediately suspected, and the UGA police were assisted by the Athens-Clarke County Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to find the culprit. Twenty-six-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23, for multiple charges, including felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.

According to UGA Police Chief Jeff Clark, Riley died from blunt force trauma and confirmed that Ibarra was a resident of Athens but not an American citizen. Following a search warrant, law enforcement inspected the suspect’s apartment to collect additional evidence.

According to a report from Ali Bradley of NewsNation, multiple sources from the DHS said that Ibarra was in the US illegally and immigrated from Venezuela. They said he was arrested before in New York City last year and then released. Bradley also reported that US Customs and Border Patrol documents show Ibarra crossed the border in the El Paso, Texas, sector in September 2022, where he was captured and then released because there wasn’t enough detention space.

In a subsequent Twitter post, Bradley specified that Ibarra was arrested in Queens, NJ, on Sept. 14, 2023. Lawmakers and political commentators were quick to point out the disastrous policies of the Biden administration regarding illegal immigration and the southern border, which allowed Ibarra to be captured and then released.

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