MARTINEZ -- A 21-year-old Hayward man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison for his role in a deadly San Ramon jewelry store robbery last year.
Michael Porter pleaded no contest to one count of armed robbery in connection with the May 30, 2012, heist at Gold N Treasures during which store owner Everett Parvin fatally shot 18-year-old Kibrom Bairu in defense of himself and his employees, said Deputy District Attorney Jason Peck.
Peck says that during the robbery, Bairu threatened Everett and two employees with a gun, Krishneel Prasad assaulted one of the employees, Porter and Manuel Jovan Arroyo rifled through the display cases, and Gregory Jamal Louis served as the getaway driver.
Prasad, Louis and Arroyo -- all Hayward residents in their early 20s -- are each awaiting trial on murder and robbery charges in the case. They are charged with murder under the provocative act doctrine, which holds them liable for Prasad's death because it occurred in the course of them committing a felony, according to prosecutors.
Porter's murder charge was dismissed Tuesday as part of his plea deal with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. He was on parole for a 2011 Hayward robbery at the time of his arrest.
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