MARTINEZ -- A 26-year-old Richmond man was sentenced Friday to 52 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a Richmond bicyclist because he believed the victim had disrespected his godbrother in a liquor store, a prosecutor said.
Aaron Lamont Miles was convicted by jury in October of first-degree murder, criminal street gang participation and other charges for killing 20-year-old Alvin Torres on June 28, 2010. His sentencing was delayed for months because of legal motions made by his attorney after his trial.
Miles' younger brother, 21-year-old Markeith Miles, was sentenced in February to 17 years in prison for shooting a 15-year-old boy 22 times in Richmond in 2010. In that case, Markeith Miles pleaded guilty to attempted murder and a gang enhancement, according to prosecutors.
A rival of the brothers, Nickie Donald, fatally shot a 20-year-old El Cerrito resident, Asama Ayyad, in 2010 upon mistaking the victim and his cousin in their car for the Miles brothers. Donald, 22, is scheduled to be sentenced next week.
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