(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.