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Two teenagers charged as adults in slaying of Melody Ross, 16

November 7, 2009 | 10:12 am

Tom Love Vinson and Daivion Davis

Tom Love Vinson and Daivion Davis, both 16-year-old black males, were charged Friday as adults in the killing of Melody Ross, a 16-year-old Cambodian American teen. 

Location of shooting after Wilson High's homecoming game Ross, an honors student at Wilson High in Long Beach, was leaving her school's homecoming game on the night of Friday, Oct. 30, when she was struck by gunfire. Two men -- an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old -- were wounded in the shooting.

Vinson and Davis have been identified by Los Angeles County prosecutors as gang members.

Read more: L.A. Now: DA: 'Seriousness of crime' justified charging teens as adults in killing of Long Beach honors student

View the Long Beach Press-Telegram's coverage of the DA's news conference.

-- Megan Garvey

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Photo: Tom Love Vinson and Daivion Davis. Credit: KTLA, courtesy of Press-Telegram

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