A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Donald Bohana, 61, said at trial that Delores "DeeDee" Jackson died in a swimming pool accident, but prosecutors said she had been beaten and choked. He was sentenced Monday.Bohana and Jackson, 39, had been dating about three months when she drowned in August 1994 at his home.