A man who stabbed his husband 50 times in bed will likely be sentenced to 16 years to life in prison in January after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
A sentencing hearing for Daniel Scott Jordan, now 46, was set for Jan. 11, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in El Cajon Superior Court for the death of Kevin Powell, 38, who was found deceased in his La Mesa home by detectives on Oct. 11, 2020.
Powell’s family members will speak at the hearing, which is estimated to last 45 minutes, said Deputy District Attorney Eva Kilamyan.
Judge Kathleen Lewis accepted the guilty plea from Jordan on Oct. 19 to second degree murder, which carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison. Jordan admitted to personally using a knife in the crime, and Lewis could impose one year consecutively for that offense.
The knife was found embedded in Powell’s body.
Due to the horrific nature of the crime, Jordan may never be granted parole. Or the Department of Corrections could keep him until he reaches his 80s or 90s, and then parole him.
Powell was a city of Chula Vista employee in the human resources department and was well thought of by co-workers. He missed two online meetings which was unusual for him, so the detectives made a welfare check at his home in the 4400 block of Carmen Drive where he lived with Jordan.
Jordan had fled to Nevada but was arrested in Reno and was extradited back to San Diego. He never had a preliminary hearing, and the case was delayed after he was exposed to COVID-19 in jail.
Jordan remains in the George Bailey Detention Facility without bail.