San Gabriel man’s murder trial delayed

SAN GABRIEL — Trial was postponed Wednesday for a San Gabriel man accused of killing his former girlfriend and stuffing her body into a trash can at a friend’s house in Arcadia.
Isaac Campbell, 35, is charged with the 2007 murder of 31-year-old Liya “Jessie” Lu of San Gabriel.
Trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday in Alhambra Superior Court, however it was continued until Feb. 28, court officials said.
The two were both nursing students at Pasadena City College when Lu went missing after on Aug. 11, 2007, officials said.
Campbell allegedly stored a trash can containing Lu’s body at a friend’s house in the 1700 block of South Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, where it was discovered just over a month later.
Investigators arrested Campbell in Minnesota just under two weeks after the body was found, and he was extradited back to California to face trial.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Campbell is being held in lieu of $1.275 million bail at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles.

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