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Man Convicted of Chinese Students' Deaths

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Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Oct. 27, 2014.

Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Oct. 27, 2014.

A man in California has been found guilty of the murders of two University of Southern California students from China .

Twenty-two-year-old Javier Bolden was convicted Monday in Los Angeles of two counts of first degree murder.

Bolden faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the deaths of two 23-year-old Chinese engineering students, Ming Qu and Ying Wu, during a robbery attempt on April 11, 2012.

They were shot while sitting in a parked car near the USC campus.

Another man charged in the shooting deaths pleaded guilty in February to first degree murder. Bryan Barnes was spared the death penalty when he was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

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