California

USC student charged with murder in stabbing of professor

FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the University of Southern California shows USC Professor Siaufung "Bosco" Tjan. Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged David Jonathan Brown, a USC student with murder in the stabbing death Tjan. The district attorney's office said Brown will be arraigned Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (University of Southern California via AP, File)

FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the University of Southern California shows USC Professor Siaufung "Bosco" Tjan. Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged David Jonathan Brown, a USC student with murder in the stabbing death Tjan. The district attorney's office said Brown will be arraigned Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (University of Southern California via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a University of Southern California student with murder in the stabbing death of a professor.

The district attorney's office says 28-year-old David Jonathan Brown will be arraigned Tuesday.

The case includes a special allegation that Brown personally used a deadly weapon to kill 50-year-old Siaufung "Bosco" Tjan in the professor's office.

If convicted, Brown could face a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in prison.

Tjan joined USC in 2001, taught in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and served as co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center.