LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Twin brothers accused in the stabbing death of a woman near USC have been charged with murder, authorities said Wednesday.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said Keishon Blake and Kenyata Blake, both 18, were each charged with a single count of murder in the stabbing death of 62-year-old Maria Elena Rivas.
Prosecutors said both have also been charged with two counts of second-degree robbery.
“These two, although 18 years old, had a criminal record that consisted of robberies and assaults and having these two thugs off the streets right now, people should feel a lot safer,” said LAPD Detective Sal LaBarbera.
Both were being held in lieu of $1 million.