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Man convicted of killing boyfriend whose body parts were found in Griffith Park

A 40-year-old man was convicted Oct. 1 in the 2011 slaying of his live-in boyfriend whose body parts were later found in Griffith Park near the Hollywood sign, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

A jury found Gabriel Campos-Martinez, a Latino man, guilty of killing 66-year-old Hervey Coronado Medellin, a retired airline ticketing agent. The jury deliberated for about a day and a half before delivering the verdict.

On Jan. 17, 2012, two women discovered Medellin’s head near the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.

A day later, a right hand and feet were found in a Rite Aid bag buried in a 6-inch grave.

Prosecutors say Medellin was killed on or about Dec. 27, 2011, and died as a result of asphyxiation. Medellin wasn’t reported missing until Jan. 16, when detectives at LAPD’s Hollywood station received an anonymous tip that he hadn’t returned from a trip to Mexico.

In March 2014, Campos-Martinez was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, where he had moved about a year after Medellin’s death.

He married a woman there, and worked at the San Antonio Convention Center. He was later extradited back to Los Angeles to stand trial.

Campos-Martinez is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 16, where could face 25 years to life in state prison.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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