Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 26-year-old Los Angeles man was convicted Friday of the stabbing death of a Pasadena barbershop owner during a robbery.

Jurors deliberated less than a day before finding Davon Westley Moore guilty of the Sept. 21, 2011, murder of King King, who was stabbed three times in the neck inside his barbershop, according to Deputy District Attorney Donna Hollingsworth.

Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegations of murder during the commission of a robbery and murder during the commission of a burglary.

King, 43, was found dead early Sept. 21, 2011, near the barbershop, where he lived as well as worked. He collapsed after trying to get help, according to the prosecutor.

Moore was arrested the same day less than a block away at a home where he had been staying with friends, Hollingsworth said.

Moore is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is due back in a Pasadena courtroom on Dec. 9 for sentencing.

Moore’s former girlfriend, Sabrina Octavia King, pleaded no contest March 27 to voluntary manslaughter and robbery. The 22-year-old woman, who was not related to the victim, is facing 21 years in state prison when sentenced on Dec. 12.

— City News Service

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