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* Charles Michael Titlow and son Charles Robert Titlow scheduled to be arraigned in Contra Costa County Court in Richmond in connection with a 2009 homicide of Ricardo Colina

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A father and son were scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Richmond in connection with a 2009 homicide in unincorporated west Contra Costa County.Charles Michael Titlow, 48, and his son Charles Robert Titlow, 21, both residents of the unincorporated Tara Hills neighborhood, have each been charged with murder for allegedly killing 20-year-old Richmond resident Ricardo Colina on Aug. 19, 2009. The elder Titlow has also been charged with the use of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm, Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Barry Grove said.The shooting, which happened at about 4:20 p.m. on San Pablo Avenue near O’Conner Drive in the Tara Hills neighborhood, appears to have stemmed from an argument between Colina and the younger Titlow the day before,Grove said. The two had allegedly exchanged harsh words “basically over nothing,” he said.The next day, the younger Titlow allegedly got six of his friends and tracked down Colina, where Charles Robert Titlow got into a fistfight with him.Moments before the fight, however, Charles Robert Titlow allegedly called his father and told him where he was going to be and what he was going to do, Grove said.The elder Titlow showed up at the scene while the fight was going on. When he saw Colina and his son separate, he allegedly shot Colina from his car, Grove said.Colina was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee.Sheriff’s deputies were unable to identify a suspect at the time but continued to investigate the case. They arrested the two suspects Thursday, Lee said.Both men are being held in county jail in Martinez, Lee said. Charles Michael Titlow’s bail has been set at $2.36 million. His son’s has been set at $1 million.

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