MARTINEZ -- Two brothers from Oakland were sentenced to prison Friday for committing a 2010 Antioch home-invasion robbery during which they shot the parents of two young children before the children's father killed the third robber -- the defendants' 15-year-old brother.
Kim Micah Colston, 34, and Koran Malcom Colston, 19, each accepted a deal from the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office and pleaded no contest to attempted murder and residential burglary.
Kim Colston, who had prior convictions for evading police and possession of cocaine, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison, and his half-brother Koran Colston received a 12-year sentence in connection with the June 8, 2010, home-invasion robbery that resulted in younger brother Keylow Colston's death.
The surviving brothers were originally charged with murdering 15-year-old Keylow Colston under the provocative act doctrine, which holds crime participants liable when a death occurs regardless of who commits the killing. Koran Colston was 17 during the crime but was prosecuted as an adult.
All three brothers are suspects in a June 1, 2010, home-invasion robbery in Piedmont during which a mother was repeatedly pistol-whipped before the robbers fled with her family's property. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the Piedmont police case against the surviving Colston brothers, Contra Costa prosecutor Lynn Uilkema said.
The Antioch mother was also
The male resident managed to grab Keylow Colston's gun and fatally shot the teen in a hail of gunfire. Kim Colston shot the 34-year-old father in the chest before escaping out a window as the father was shooting at him, Uilkema said. Koran Colston was arrested by police at the home because he was held there at gunpoint by the male resident.
Police said the family was targeted because they were growing marijuana at the home.
Kim Colston was apprehended two weeks later by Antioch police, who staked out his hideout in a Fremont hotel. Police said Kim Colston rammed his vehicle into an undercover officer's car in the hotel parking lot, sparking a chase. Colston crashed the car and was reaching for his gun when police shot him several times, leaving him in a coma.
Neither brother spoke at Friday's sentencing. Their families, and their victims, did not attend the sentencing.
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