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Brothers sentenced for role in home invasion

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By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two brothers who took part in a home invasion that resulted in a shooting were sentenced in Honolulu Circuit Court Monday.

Kevin Khamsouk, 20, and Kerry Khamsouk, 18, were each given a maximum 13 years in prison.

They were among five people who barged into a home in Aliamanu in August, 2008 to steal money.

Timothy Lapitan, 20, a resident in the home, was shot during the course of the botched robbery. His injury left him paralyzed.

The prosecution asked that the Khamsouk brothers be sentenced as "adults" and be given sentences of 20 years in prison.

But Circuit Judge Karen Ahn agreed to classify the Khamsouk brothers as "youthful offenders." Under that classification each received a maximum 13 years in prison and they will be eligible for rehabilitation classes they may not have received if sentenced as adults.