A third person has been convicted in the beating death of a USC graduate student that shook the university community, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.
Jonathan Del Carmen, 22, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the July 24, 2014, killing of Xinran Ji, an engineering student from China who had been walking home from a study group when he was attacked in the middle of the night.
Del Carmen faces up to 15 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 3.
Alejandra Guerrero, 19, and Andrew Garcia, 21, previously were convicted in Ji’s killing.
On Wednesday, Garcia was sentenced to life without parole for his role Ji’s death. Prosecutors said the group attacked Ji, and Garcia chased him down and beat him with a bat.
Though Ji managed to escape the assault, a trail of blood traced the quarter-mile path he walked back to his ...