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USC Shooting Suspects Granted Hearing Delay

Catherine Green |
September 20, 2012 | 10:57 a.m. PDT


The scene the morning after the April shooting. (Neon Tommy)
The scene the morning after the April shooting. (Neon Tommy)
At the request of their attorneys, a judge delayed setting a date for the preliminary hearing for the trial of Bryan Barnes and Javier Bolden, the two men charged in the shooting deaths of a pair of USC graduate students from China.

The trial schedule going forward will now be decided Nov. 20.

Bolden is being represented by Andrew Goldman and one other attorney. Barnes' public defenders are Vernon Patterson and Marie D'Onofrio.

The defense team said they had a lot of material to work through and thus needed more time. They offered a similar explanation when Barnes and Bolden pled not guilty in July.

Police have tied both to previous crimes, which is how they tracked the pair down.

More updates from L.A. Superior Court coming soon.

For previous coverage of the shootings, click here.

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