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Suspects charged with murder in USC grad student killings [Full story coverage]



The reward sign for the USC murder case showed at the press conference announcing the arrest of suspects.
The reward sign for the USC murder case showed at the press conference announcing the arrest of suspects.
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The USC graduate students fatally shot less than a mile from campus were killed in what officials are calling a botched robbery. On Monday, two men -- 20-year-old Bryan Barnes and 19-year-old Javier Bolden -- were charged in the April 11 slayings of Ying Wu and Ming Qu. Both suspects face capital murder charges that could result in the death penalty. The victims, Chinese electrical engineering students, were shot as they sat inside of a vehicle in the West Adams neighborhood.

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