“Dreamer” DelCarmen and his friends stalked Ji on a street corner in south central L.A. before bashing him in the head with a baseball bat and a wrench. The attack was caught on multiple security cameras. Ji managed to stagger home to his apartment, leaving a quarter-mile trail of blood behind him.
Sometime during the night, Xinran Ji died in his bed. And the aspirations of his family, who sacrificed everything to send him to America to pursue his studies, perished with him.
“Dreamer” DelCarmen and his friends drove off to a nearby beach to rob two more innocent people in a city and state that have defiantly declared themselves “sanctuaries” for people in the United States illegally — not for the best and brightest like Xinran Ji, but for lawless barbarians like Jonathan DelCarmen.
“It’s like heaven fell down,” Ji’s father told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli at Garcia’s sentencing hearing.
“His life was taken by these demons,” Ji’s aunt added. “They robbed and killed an innocent youth with very vicious means, and this was inhuman.”