Rally held at Capitol for slain Southern University students

Theresa Tillman (left) and Lydia Larce hold signs at the Capitol Thursday urging justice for the two 19-year-old Southern University students slain in April near LSU. Photo by Samuel Carter Karlin.

By Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE — The mother of a slain Southern University student led a rally at the Capitol Thursday pleading for justice for her daughter, LaShuntae Benton, and Annette January, who were  killed in the shooting last month near LSU.

The two 19-year-old students were killed at The Cottages, an apartment complex, on April 10.  BRPD spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said the investigation is ongoing but declined to say whether investigators had suspects in the killing.

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