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Pasadena Courthouse Scene of Hearings This Week in 3 Local Murder Cases

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 5:47 am

This week, three high-profile Pasadena cases will move forward in the Pasadena Courthouse. Here are profiles of each of these cases.

Tuesday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. Pretrial Hearing for Lamarr Marquise McDaniels II and Trevor Dorman

Lamarr Marquise McDaniels II, 27, and Trevor Dorman, 22, both of Monrovia, are accused of killing a man in Pasadena on Aug. 9, 2019, in what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad.

That day, Pasadena police officers responded to reports of a shooting incident in the 100 block of Painter Street and found the victim, 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz, suffering from a gunshot wound. Ortiz was transported to a local hospital in grave condition and died two days later.

McDaniels was arrested in Monrovia one day after the incident by the U.S. Marshals’ Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force and Pasadena police detectives. Dorman was arrested in Covina less than a week later.

The hearing will be at Department E of the Pasadena Courthouse.

Thursday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. Pretrial Hearing for Enrique Real

Enrique Real, 21, of Baldwin Park, is charged with fatally stabbing a man in a CVS parking lot in Pasadena on Sept. 20, 2020. He is facing one count of murder and is being held on $2 million bail.

Real was arrested shortly after the fatal stabbing of 30-year old Altadena resident Christopher Flores, 30. The incident took place about 8:15 p.m at Orange Grove Blvd. and Fair Oaks Ave.

The hearing will be at Department F of the Pasadena Courthouse.

Thursday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. Further Proceedings for Sabrina Octavia King

Sabrina Octavia King, 29, of Compton, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of Pasadena barbershop owner King King during a robbery on Sept. 21, 2011.

King, no relation to the victim, was sentenced in December 2014 to 21 years in state prison. Her co-defendant, Davon Westley Moore, was earlier convicted of first-degree murder.

A state appeals court panel has subsequently found that King is entitled to a hearing on whether she established a “prima facie showing of entitlement to relief” as a result of a recent change in state law that affects some defendants who were convicted of manslaughter.

The hearing will be at Department C of the Pasadena Courthouse.

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