Pimp Sentenced for Stabbing Woman with Scissors, Setting Her on Fire at National City Motel

Smoke pours out of the National City motel room where police found a woman with stab wounds and burns. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man who pleaded guilty to repeatedly stabbing a woman with a pair of scissors and setting her on fire inside a National City motel room was sentenced Tuesday to more than 18 years in state prison.

Jeremiah Dayvon King, 29, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, arson and pimping charges for the Dec. 13, 2020, attack at the Rodeway Inn on Roosevelt Avenue.

At around 3 a.m. that day, officers arrived at the scene and found that other motel guests had extinguished the blaze and pulled the woman from the room, according to Captain Alex Hernandez of the National City Police Department.