Dreamer arrested for murder

Daniel De Jesus Rangel-Sherrer - Greenville County Sheriff's Office

(Daniel De Jesus Rangel-Sherrer - Greenville County Sheriff's Office)

The man accused of murdering a South Carolina high school student had been protected under the DACA program, according to Fox News.

19-year-old Daniel De Jesus Rangel-Sherrer is accused of murder, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the death of 18-year-old Diana Martinez-Gonzalez.

Martinez-Gonzalez, who was a junior at Greenville High School, was found dead in a wooded area on October 4th. According to officials, she was forced into the woods and shot multiple times in the head.

Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said:

"Immediately upon contact, [Rangel-Sherrer] confessed to one of the deputies."

A friend of Martinez-Gonzalez was also held against her will, but she was able to escape and call the police. It's still not clear how Rangel-Sherrer and Martinez-Gonzalez knew each other.

The day after Rangel-Sherrer's arrest, ICE issued a detainer order for him as he was in the country illegally from Mexico.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services later confirmed that the suspect was a DACA recipient.

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