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4 teens to be charged as adults in killing of USC student, sources say
4 teens to be charged as adults in killing of USC student, sources say

All four teenagers arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a USC graduate student will be charged with murder as adults despite two of them being minors, sources said. Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old engineering student from China, was beaten with a baseball bat as he walked home from a study group about 12:45 a.m. Thursday, according to two law enforcement sources. Despite a head injury, Ji managed to stagger back to his apartment, where he was later found dead. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The attack was one of at least two allegedly committed by the group. Investigators followed a trail of blood...

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