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2 Men Accused of Killing Glendale Man Whose Remains Were Found Near Shallow Grave in Angeles National Forest

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Murder charges have been filed against two Burbank men accused of fatally beating a Glendale man and dumping his body in Angeles National Forest.Erik Thomas Pearson, 21, and Donald Thurman, 26, allegedly beat Nicholas Carter, 25, to death on January 7, then dumped his body in the Angeles National Forest, and stole his credit cards, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The two men face one count each of capital murder with the special circumstances of robbery and lying in wait.

Carter's body was found January 19 by hikers; 10 days earlier a freshly-dug shallow grave was also spotted in the area, and ultimately connected to Carter's remains.

Pearson and Thurman are being held without bail. Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty.