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Man convicted of killing barbershop owner

A 26-year-old black man was found guilty Nov. 21 of a 2011 stabbing death in Pasadena, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Donna Hollingsworth, Davon Westley Moore was convicted of first-degree murder with the special circumstances of murder during a burglary and robbery.

King King, a 43-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Sept. 21, 2011, in the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard in Pasadena, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

King was found dead in a parking lot behind his barbershop, said Hollingsworth.

On Mar. 27, Moore’s co-defendant, Sabrina Octavia King, pleaded no contest to one count each of voluntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery. She is not related to the victim.

King, a 22-year-old black woman, is due back in court Dec. 12 for sentencing.

Moore faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced on Dec. 9.

--Maloy Moore

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