Eight college students have been arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of homicide after an adolescent was overwhelmed to demise.
Las Vegas police stated the scholars had been aged between 13 and 17 and investigators had been working to determine two extra youngsters believed to have been concerned within the combat on 1 November.
Jonathan Lewis, 17, died in hospital with extreme “head trauma” every week after the assault, murder lieutenant Jason Johansson stated.
Mr Johansson stated the combat had been organized after a pair of headphones and a vape pen had been stolen from Jonathan’s good friend.
Investigators imagine Jonathan was initially not presupposed to be concerned within the combat however accompanied his good friend to a close-by alleyway, the place the brawl was scheduled to happen after lessons ended for the day at Rancho High School in jap Las Vegas.
The coroner’s workplace in Las Vegas dominated the beating was a murder.
Mr Johansson stated the native FBI workplace assisted with the arrests on Tuesday morning, and the 2 different college students will even face homicide expenses.
The college students is not going to be recognized due to their age. Mr Johansson stated he and his crew are working with the native district legal professional’s workplace to find out if they are going to be charged with homicide as adults.
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Jonathan’s father, Jonathan Lewis Sr, stated his son had confronted the group after “one of his smaller friends” had one thing stolen from him and was thrown in a bin.
“Jonathan was a hero who tried to help a smaller child who was being bullied and 15 people attacked him in cowardly violence and our beloved son was beaten to death,” he stated in a press release on a fundraising web page.
“Jonathan was an aspiring artist, a kind, loving, caring, and generous young man who had his whole life ahead of him and he will be forever loved and cherished every day every moment.”