Three men involved in the attempted Gold N' Treasure jewelry store robbery in San Ramon the left one man dead last May will stand trial and are facing murder charges, the Contra Costa Times reports.
After two-day preliminary hearing in Contra Costa County Superior Court that ended Thursday, the three Hayward suspects — Krishneel Prasad, 20, Gregory Jamal Louis, 22, and Michael Porter, 21 — accused of being involved in a robbery that left one of their accomplices dead will go to trial for murder and three counts of robbery.
A fourth suspect, Manuel Jovan Arroyo, is still being sought by police.
(Related: San Ramon Police Continue Search for Final Gold N' Treasures Robbery Suspect)
The case comes from a May 30, 2012 incident at the Gold N' Treasure on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.
The suspects intent was to rob the jewelry store, police said. Their plans were thwarted though when one of the men, Kibrom Bairu, was shot by the store's owner, Everett Parvin, after Bairu brandished a gun, according to police.
Bairu died at then hospital later that night.
Prasad, Louis and Porter are facing a murder charge because of the provocative act doctrine, which holds active crime participants liable for a homicide when it occurs in the course of the crime.
The three suspects are all being held in jail and will return to court on April 8.
Arroyo, the last suspect, has an outstanding warrant out for his arrest for robbery and homicide with bail set at $1.3 million.
If you have information about the whereabouts of Arroyo, San Ramon police asks you to contact Sgt. Goldberg at 925-973-2763 or email email@example.com.