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Teens charged as adults in Compton murders

October 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two teenagers have been arrested, accused of killing a Compton couple and burying them in shallow graves.

The two are being prosecuted as adults.

First a body was discovered in Norwalk. Then another was found in Long Beach. Now two teenagers are behind bars, accused of killing them.

Police say family members of the victims gave them the names of two teenagers related to the couple. Police would not say how.

Detectives say the juveniles, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old female, led them to the body of the missing man.

His body was discovered in a shallow grave in a vacant lot in north Long Beach overnight.

Detectives have linked the body of a woman discovered Saturday in a shallow grave in a vacant lot in Norwalk believed to be the missing woman.