Man Gets 25 Years to Life in Hollywood Sign Body Parts Murder

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Gabriel Campos-Martinez appears in court before a guilty verdict is read in his murder trial on Oct. 1, 2015. (Credit: pool)

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The murder was “so inexplicable, so depraved … it defies description,” a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge told Gabriel Campos-Martinez on Monday as she sentenced him to 25 years to life for the slaying of his boyfriend.

After killing  Hervey Medellin, Campos-Martinez chopped up the body and left the head in a plastic 99-Cents Only store bag near the Hollywood sign, jurors were told during the trial.

Hervey Coronado Medellin was killed in December 2011, according to an L.A. County prosecutor. (Credit: DMV)
Hervey Coronado Medellin was killed in December 2011, according to an L.A. County prosecutor. (Credit: DMV)

Judge Katherine Mader said jurors heard the who, what, when and how of 66-year-old Medellin’s December 2011 killing.

“But we never really learned why,” Mader said. “It has always been a question in my mind.” Mader added that Medellin supported the younger man generously and took him into his home.

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