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L.A. Now Live: Discuss latest on suspects in USC students' slayings

Times reporters Richard Winton and Rosanna Xia will join city editor Shelby Grad to discuss the latest on the investigation that led to the arrest of two suspects in the April slayings of two USC graduate students.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, and questions can be submitted live during the conversation.

In their latest story, Winton, Xia and Times staff writer Garrett Therolf shed new light on the suspects, Bryan Barnes and Javier Bolden, who portrayed themselves as the life of the party on their Facebook pages.

The young men hung out with a group that dubbed itself "No Respect Inc.," a "party crew" that followed a local DJ to parties and other events across South Los Angeles. All this partying eventually helped Los Angeles police detectives connect the pair to the April slayings.

Barnes and Bolden were charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of electrical engineering students Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23.

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