Suspected killer of Georgia student is Venezuelan national who illegally entered U.S. in 2022 --Ibarra originally crossed illegally into El Paso, Texas, in September 2022 | 24 Feb 2024 | The suspect charged in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old Georgia nursing student has been confirmed as an illegal immigrant originally from Venezuela, Fox News Digital has learned. 26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra, the suspect charged in the murder of nursing student Laken Riley on the University of Georgia campus, is a Venezuelan national who crossed illegally into El Paso, Texas, in September 2022, and was released into the U.S. via parole, three ICE and DHS sources told Fox News. Police have charged Ibarra with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call and concealing the death of another, UGA Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark said during a news briefing Friday evening.

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