Two Vancouver men get 38 years in 2013 robbery

first_imgTwo Vancouver men with extensive criminal backgrounds were each sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison for committing a home-invasion robbery Dec. 4 in an apartment in Vancouver’s Sifton neighborhood. The two victims were tied up with cords and forced at gunpoint inside a bedroom closet.Following a seven-day trial, Calvin J. Quichocho, 22, and Brandon English, 21, were found guilty by a Clark County jury of two counts each of first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping.Each of the counts included firearm enhancements, and each enhancement adds a mandatory five years to any sentence, which must be served consecutively, under the law.The defendants’ attorneys, Tony Lowe and Bob Yoseph, argued that under recent rulings by the State Supreme Court, Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson had discretion to reduce the sentence set by the state Legislature.However, Johnson said there were no mitigating factors to justify reducing the sentence. Both of the defendants have extensive and violent criminal history, she noted.last_img read more