AP Report On Laken Murder Omits Suspect’s Immigration Status

Conservatives called out the Associated Press on Sunday for appearing to categorize Laken Riley’s murder as more about the “fears of solo female athletes” rather than illegal immigration and weak crime laws.

Riley, an Augusta University nursing student, was found dead Thursday after previously attending the University of Georgia before entering a nursing program at Augusta’s Athens campus, where she made the Dean’s List.

Police have charged Jose Antonio Ibarra with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call and concealing the death of another. By Sunday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also confirmed that Ibarra entered the U.S. illegally in 2022 and had previously been arrested in New York City.