LOS ANGELES (AP) Two men have been ordered to stand trial on murder charges in the killing of two Chinese graduate students who were gunned down in a car near the University of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times reports a judge ruled Monday during a preliminary hearing that there is “more than enough” evidence tying Bryan Barnes and Javier Bolden to the April 2012 slayings.
The case against the 20-year-old Barnes and the 19-year-old Bolden has drawn international attention.
The men are charged with shooting engineering students Ming Qu and Ying Wu near campus. Prosecutors believe the killings took place during a robbery of their cellphones.
Prosecutors played a recording of a wiretapped phone call between Barnes and Bolden, in which they apparently discussed the attack on the students.
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