The Long Beach panel took just 30 minutes Thursday to sentence 28-year-old Santiago Martinez Jr. for the 2003 killing of Myra Orozco. An earlier jury had deadlocked over the penalty.
Orozco, a 24-year-old Long Beach resident, was stabbed and slashed nearly 30 times, pushed from a car and run over.
Prosecutors say she was killed because she refused to help Martinez dump the body of a woman he'd killed two weeks earlier.
Martinez already is serving 52 years to life for the murder of Christina Wilkerson, who was stabbed 20 times and shot.