Man Sentenced for Hollywood Sign Dismemberment Murder

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In this Jan. 18, 2012 file photo, Los Angeles Police detectives work a crime scene where a severed human head was discovered off a trail in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

A dog out on a walk found the head a month after the killing.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed and dismembered his boyfriend, leaving the head near the Hollywood sign, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

City News Service says 40-year-old Gabriel Campos-Martinez was sentenced Monday by a judge who urged him to explain why he committed the murder.

Authorities say Campos-Martinez had lived with Hervey Medellin (med-eh-YEEN) before he strangled the retired airline ticketing agent in December 2011.

Medellin's head and other body parts were scattered near a hiking trail in Griffith Park near the Hollywood sign.

A dog being walked found the head a month after the killing. Authorities later found hands and feet.

Campos-Martinez was arrested last year in Texas.

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