A man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the fatal stabbing of a Pasadena barbershop owner during a September 2011 robbery.
Superior Court Judge Darrell Mavis denied the defense’s request for a new trial for Davon Westley Moore, 26, who was found guilty Nov. 21 of first- degree murder for King King’s killing.
Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegations of murder during the commission of a robbery and murder during the commission of a burglary.
The 43-year-old victim was stabbed three times in the neck inside his barbershop, according to Deputy District Attorney Donna Hollingsworth.
King 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’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 she is sentenced Friday.
— City News Service