Arraignment Postponed for Two Men Accused of Killing USC Students

Grad students Ming Qu and Ying Wu were gunned down April 11 in Los Angeles.

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    Ming Qu (left) and Ying Wu (right) were shot and killed April 11 in the West Adams District.

    Arraignment for the men accused of killing two USC graduate students earlier this year has been rescheduled for July 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Monday.

    Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, are facing murder charges in connection with the April 11 attack on Ming Qu and Ying Wu.

    The slain 23-year-olds were both from China, and were studying engineering at USC’s campus near downtown Los Angeles.

    They were gunned down in the 2700 block of Raymond Ave., not far from USC in the West Adams district of Los Angeles.

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    Bryan Barnes, 20, of Los Angeles, and Javier Bolden, 19, of Palmdale, were arrested Friday, May 18, in connection with the murders of USC graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu. Units first arrested Barnes and then boarded waiting helicopters to Palmdale to arrest Bolden. Kim Baldonado reports from downtown LA for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 18, 2012.

    Prosecutors say Barnes and Bolden shot the students to death during a botched robbery attempt.

    The allegations include charges that the killings qualify under California’s special circumstances law, which means that Barnes and Bolden could face the death penalty.

    The arraignment had been set for Monday, June 25, but it was postponed, the D.A.'s office said.

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