LONG BEACH, Calif. — A Tulsa, Oklahoma man who ambushed and killed a woman and her 4-year-old daughter in an unprovoked attack on a Long Beach, California, street will spend life in prison.
Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Colbert Jr. was sentenced to two life terms without parole on Friday. A judge said he’s shown no “respect, sorrow nor remorse.”
The hearing was disrupted when Colbert, who has a history of mental illness, tried to leave court, saying he didn’t want to stay for victim impact statements. Three bailiffs tackled him and he was strapped to a chair.
Prosecutors say in 2016, Colbert hid behind a sign and opened fire with a shotgun, killing 26-year-old Carina Mancera and her daughter, Jennabel Anaya.
The girl’s father wasn’t hit.
Colbert didn’t know the family.
DNA linked him to the killings.