Two men arrested in double murder of USC students

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Los Angeles Police Department officials on Friday confirmed two Southern California men were arrested for the killings of USC students Ming Qu and Ying Wu.

Police said the likely motive for the April 11 shootings was robbery. From the Los Angeles Times:

At a news conference, Police Chief Charlie Beck declined to go into details but said police have linked the slayings, which stunned the USC campus, to other crimes police believe were committed by the pair.

Police identified the suspects as Bryan Barnes, 20, of Los Angeles, and Javier Bolden, 19 of Palmdale. They were expected to be booked into the 77th Street Division jail Friday night and held without bail.

Earlier this week, the parents of the graduate students, who were Chinese nationals, filed a wrongful death suit against the university.

Read the full Times story here.