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Jonathan Huynh Gets to 26 Years to Life for Murder of Cal State Long Beach Student

Jonathan Huynh Sentenced to 26 Years for 2009 Murder of Cal State Long Beach Student
Jonathan Huynh (2005 Trabuco Hills High School yearbook photo)

NEW YORK (CBS) A California man, Jonathan Huynh, has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for the 2009 murder of a California State University, Long Beach student who attempted to end a relationship with him.

Huynh was sentenced last month for the murder of 20-year-old Kate Su Yi, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Authorities say Yi was in the process of ending her relationship with Huynh on March 31, 2009 when he reportedly strangled her and then stabbed her three times in the back of her head and neck, reports The Times. Yi was found by her roommate two days later in a closet in her apartment, reports the paper.

Huynh, 22, was convicted of first degree murder on Sept. 15.

In addition to his prison sentence, Long Beach Superior Court Judge Tomson Ong ordered Huynh to pay roughly $15,000 in remuneration to Yi's family, and $7,500 to the state's Victim Compensation and Government Board, reports The Times.