Isaac Campbell received the maximum penalty in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Liya "Jessie" Lu, 31. Superior Court Judge Stan Blumenfeld sentenced Campbell to 11 years in prison Monday.
A jury convicted Campbell, 37, of voluntary manslaughter last month in connection with Lu's 2007 death after deliberating less than two days. The panel also found Campbell guilty of felony possession and transportation of marijuana for sale.
, but deadlocked 10-2 in favor of conviction on whether was guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter.
Prosecutors say Campbell killed Lu by placing her in a "sleeper hold," a martial arts move that induces cardiac arrhythmia by compression of the carotid arteries. However, a
He then dumped her body in a trash can filled with cat litter and