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Slain SU students will receive posthumous degrees

Annette January and Leshuntae Benton (Source: Southern University Young Alumni Network Facebook) Annette January and Leshuntae Benton (Source: Southern University Young Alumni Network Facebook)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Southern University System voted at a board meeting Friday to award Annette January and Lashuntae Benton posthumous degrees.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the two 19-year-olds were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire of a shootout at the Cottages Apartments on Ben Hur Avenue on April 10.

January was a freshman from Gary, Indiana. Benton was a sophomore from Lake Charles.

University officials added January was a track and field athlete, while Benton was a student athletic trainer.

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