Prelim for suspected trash can killer set this a.m.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Isaac Campbell, who is accused of killing his former girlfriend. Her body was found in a trash container at an Arcadia home.
Campbell fled and was located in Minnesota. He was extradited to stand trial in the 2007 case.
Both Campbell and victim Liya Lu were nursing students at Pasadena City College.

Hearing scheduled in murder trial

ALHAMBRA – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for an Alhambra man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a trash can in Arcadia, officials said Friday.

Isaac Campbell is charged with murder for the 2007 slaying of Liya “Jessie” Lu.

He is due at Alhambra Superior Court March 18 for a preliminary hearing, in which a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to order Campbell to stand trial, court officials said.

The preliminary hearing has already been postponed twice.

Campbell disappeared after detectives called him in for questioning in the case, officials said. He who was extradited last year from Minnesota.

Lu’s body was found inside a trash can he’d allegedly left at a friends house, sealed in a plastic garbage bag and covered with kitty litter, according to authorities.