17-year-old Lewis died after a group of 15 students attacked him near Rancho High School in Las Vegas earlier this month.
According to Lewis’ father, the teen was standing up for a friend when multiple assailants fatally beat him.
“Jonathan stood up for one of his smaller friends,” the father said.
“A couple (of people) attacked him, and they weren’t able to hurt him enough, and they all attacked him at once,” he continued.
The 8 suspects now face murder chargers over the incident.