LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A judge set a May 2013 trial date Wednesday for the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two USC students who were killed during a botched robbery in April.

The parents of graduate students Ming Qu and Ying Wu filed the suit against the university on May 16.

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The 23-year-olds were fatally shot around 1 a.m. on April 11 while they were sitting in Qu’s car off-campus in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue.

Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, are facing murder charges in the incident.

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If convicted of the charges, the suspects could be eligible for the death penalty.

The lawsuit trial will begin May 28.

The judge also set a March 21 hearing to see how setting the case through mediation was progressing.

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