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LSU students killed in home invasion, police say
cnn.com ^ | Dec 14, 2007 | cnn

Posted on 12/14/2007 10:35:21 AM PST by RDTF

CNN) -- Two graduate students were found shot to death Thursday night in an apartment on the edge of the Louisiana State University campus, a spokeswoman for the school said.

No suspects have been identified in what police are investigating as a double homicide, LSU spokeswoman Kristine Calongne said.

The bodies of Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both Ph.D. candidates from India, were found inside an apartment of the Edward Gay Complex. The complex is near the LSU band's practice field, Calongne said.

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The Associated Press reported that Allam's pregnant wife found the bodies and called 911.

The victims appear to have been shot in the head during a home invasion robbery. Investigators are looking for three men who were seen leaving the area, the AP reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: foreignstudents; homeinvasion; india; lsu

1 posted on 12/14/2007 10:35:24 AM PST by RDTF
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To: blam; DaveLoneRanger; Cindy

ping


2 posted on 12/14/2007 10:35:58 AM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: RDTF

Simply tragic. Lets hope the perps die in a firefight with police.


3 posted on 12/14/2007 10:37:04 AM PST by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: RDTF

I saw this this morning, wasn’t sure if the deaths actually occurred on campus or not. In any event, there wasn’t any defense involved, unfortunately.


4 posted on 12/14/2007 11:10:54 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.)
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To: RDTF

Two Indian doctoral students killed on US university campus
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1939508/posts

2 Louisiana State Students Found Dead
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1939421/posts


5 posted on 12/14/2007 11:18:12 AM PST by PAR35
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"I saw this this morning, wasn’t sure if the deaths actually occurred on campus or not. In any event, there wasn’t any defense involved, unfortunately."

No. The "Edward Gay" apartments are just off campus (and, unfortunately) just across the street from a "majority black" (actually a ghetto) section of town.

I suspect the perps are some folks who were forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and set up shop in Baton Rouge.

6 posted on 12/14/2007 11:54:56 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Wonder Warthog
I suspect the perps are some folks who were forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and set up shop in Baton Rouge.

Maybe yes, maybe no. BR has plenty of home-grown thugs.

7 posted on 12/14/2007 12:11:17 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
"Maybe yes, maybe no. BR has plenty of home-grown thugs."

I don't think you'll find anyone from Baton Rouge to say other than that the crime rate has increased significantly "post-Katrina".

I lived in BR for quite a few years, and the "crime level" didn't begin to compare to NO's. Certain neighborhoods were "bad" (and unfortunately the area to the North of the LSU where these apartments are) were bad even back then.

8 posted on 12/14/2007 3:03:57 PM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: RDTF
According to this link....

2 Ph.D students killed on LSU campus; police say they were shot during home invasion

....no indication of forced entry.

9 posted on 12/14/2007 3:06:09 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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They may have simply answered the doorbell and found armed thugs on the other side. Being from overseas, they may not have realized what a dangerous area they had moved into.


10 posted on 12/14/2007 3:11:49 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Wonder Warthog
I don't think you'll find anyone from Baton Rouge to say other than that the crime rate has increased significantly "post-Katrina".

Agreed. That's what I hear from everyone down there.

I lived in BR for quite a few years, and the "crime level" didn't begin to compare to NO's. Certain neighborhoods were "bad" (and unfortunately the area to the North of the LSU where these apartments are) were bad even back then.

I too lived in Big BR for many years. As you say crime was never as bad as in N.O. but it was still plenty bad, especially north of campus. Thugs would go down to around campus for easier pickings. Probably what happened here. Typical thugs looking to jack someone who they thought would have cash and valuable possessions and be less likely to respond with deadly force.

11 posted on 12/14/2007 4:11:08 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: mewzilla

hmm


12 posted on 12/14/2007 4:59:08 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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