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Accused shooters of NYC hoops star Tayshana Murphy are indicted in her murder

Robert Cartagena (left) and Tyshawn Brockington (right), suspects in the shooting death of a New York City high school basketball star, were arrested in South Carolina, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
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Robert Cartagena (left) - Tyshawn Brockington (right).
AP Photo/Richland County (S.C.) Detention Center

(CBS/WCBS) NEW YORK - Two suspects in the shooting death of Harlem high school basketball star Tayshana Murphy returned to New York City Wednesday to face murder charges.

Police say Robert Cartagena and Tyshawn Brockingon, both 21, were indicted on murder charges, reports CBS station WCBS.

The two men reportedly waived extradition back in September after they were arrested in South Carolina by U.S. Marshals.

The New York Post reports the suspects will plead not guilty when they are formally arraigned on October 18 in the Manhattan Supreme Court, according to defense lawyers Daniel Gotlin and Daniel Parker. The two were ordered held without bail.

Murphy, a senior at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, was shot in the head in the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights.

Murphy, known as "chicken" at home and on the court, was considered one of the top girls basketball players in the city. She was also ranked as the 16th best point guard in the nation for her class by ESPN.

Police also arrested 24-yerar-old Terique Collins on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Police said they believe Collins gave the gun to one of the two shooting suspects but Collins claims it's a case of mistaken identity.

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