Jurors get case of 2 accused in LSU student deaths

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 2:36 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The jury has started deliberating the fate of two men accused in the murders of two LSU graduate students.

The defense rested its case Monday without calling any witnesses.

Casey Gathers and Michael Lewis are on trial in the 2007 shooting deaths of Chandrasekhar Komma and Kiran Allam. The victims were both international students from India.

Allam and Komma's bodies were found after what police called a home invasion of Allam's apartment on the edge of the Baton Rouge campus. Both men were shot; one was bound with a cable.

WAFB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/15WBjVR ) Gathers and Lewis were arrested in 2008. A third suspect, Devon Parker, was arrested on an unrelated simple robbery charge and, in a plea deal, he agreed to testify against the defendants.

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Information from: WAFB-TV, http://wafb.com

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