2 charged in college student's brutal beating 

Two men have been charged in the near-death beating of a University of California, Berkeley teen who was home for Christmas, a seemingly random target of a crime spree, authorities said.

Terrence Jarvis, 26, and David White, 20, are accused of the attempted murder of 18-year-old Grant Richman, who was attacked on Dec. 28 shortly after arriving outside a friend's home with cupcakes, according to U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/zs6l0N).

Richman was beaten so badly that he was not expected to survive and now suffers serious brain injuries.

Jarvis and White on Wednesday were also charged with robbery, attempted robbery, battery and shooting at an occupied dwelling during a 12-hour crime spree with numerous victims.

San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney said the men are accused of beating another 23-year-old man in Emerald Hills on the afternoon of Dec. 27, in a gang-related incident.

That night, they are accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint at about 11:30 p.m. and unsuccessfully attempting to rob another woman an hour later.

After that, they are accused of approaching Richman from behind and repeatedly bludgeoning his head.

Richman was robbed of his personal belongings and left lying in a pool of blood, Rooney said.

At 2:30 a.m., the men are accused of firing shots at a home where a 65-year-old woman was sleeping inside.

Jarvis and White are also suspected of shooting a 17-year-old in the face while robbing a home in Chula Vista, but no charges have been filed in that case.

Investigators were tipped to the duo when Jarvis was caught on film using Richman's debit card at a gas station within a half hour of the attack.

Both men are already in custody on different charges. Jarvis was arrested Dec. 29 on domestic violence and parole violation charges. White is in custody in Mesa, Ariz., on a parole violation and his extradition to San Diego is pending.

Richman's mother, Marie Richman, says her son is determined to recover and is showing signs of improvement.

"We're happy that whoever did this is in jail and can't hurt anyone else," Marie Richman said.

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