May 24, 2012

By LINDA DEUTSCH | Associated Press

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men were charged Tuesday with capital murder in the shooting of two University of Southern California graduate students from China.

 

Prosecutors said 20-year-old Bryan Barnes and 19-year-old Javier Bolden would be arraigned in Superior Court later in the day.

 

The men were arrested Friday in the April 11 killings of 23-year-old students Ming Qu of Jilin and Ying Wu of Hunan.

 

The students were shot while seated in a car about a mile from the USC campus.

 

Authorities said the killings occurred during a robbery.

The district attorney’s office said it will decide at a later date whether to seek the death penalty if Barnes and Bolden are convicted.

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