A sailor who slit his former roommate's throat and left his body in Pine Valley was sentenced Tuesday to 26 years to life in state prison.
Lawrence Morris, 29, a Navy submarine crew member based in San Diego, received the term from San Diego Superior Court Judge William Kennedy, who also fined him $100.
Morris was convicted of first-degree murder March 29 in the stabbing death of Scott Hill, 27, of San Diego.
Hill's throat was cut in March, 1987, his genitals were cut off and the body was not discovered until April 14, 1987, by campers in Pine Valley.
Still awaiting trial on June 6 is co-defendant Douglas Ingham, 24, formerly of Lakeside and El Cajon. Morris admitted in his trial that he slit Hill's throat.