2 men due for arraignment in USC shootings

AP News
Posted: May 22, 2012 3:31 AM

Two men suspected of killing two University of Southern California graduate students from China are expected to be arraigned on murder charges.

A district attorney's spokeswoman said charges are likely to be filed Tuesday against 20-year-old Bryan Barnes and 19-year-old Javier Bolden, who were arrested Friday. Authorities say they were linked to the killings of Ming Qu, of Jilin, and Ying Wu, of Hunan by forensic evidence.

The two students, who were 23, were shot while seated in a car about a mile from the USC campus on April 11. Police Chief Charlie Beck said evidence points to a street robbery and said the two men may be linked to a larger string of crimes. But he said the motive was still under investigation.