Pasadena courthouse. Photo by John Schreiber.
Pasadena courthouse. Photo by John Schreiber.

A woman was sentenced Friday to 21 years in state prison for a Pasadena barbershop owner’s stabbing death.

Sabrina Octavia King, 22, pleaded no contest March 27 to voluntary manslaughter and robbery in the September 2011 attack on King King, to whom she was not related.

King’s former boyfriend, Davon Westley Moore, 26, was convicted Nov. 21 of first-degree murder. 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.

City News Service

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