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Arraignment For Suspects In USC Grad Student Murders Postponed

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The arraignment for the suspects charged in the shooting deaths of two USC graduate students was postponed Monday morning to July 18.

Bryan Barnes, 20, and 19-year-old Javier Bolden are currently being held without bail on capital murder charges in the deaths of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23.

The murders allegedly occurred during a botched robbery on April 11 near the USC campus.

Police say the shell casings and the victims' cell stolen cell phones led to their arrests in May.

Zoo Mee Chen from the Chinese government consulate in Los Angeles told KNX 1070's John Brooks his country is "disappointed" with yet another delay of justice.


"We have to wait for another month," he said. "Takes forever, seems to me."

Barnes and Bolden face the death penalty if convicted due to special circumstance allegations.

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