(The AEGIS Alliance) – HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – A North Carolina man was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he drenched his girlfriend in gasoline and set her on fire, according to MyFOX8.com.
33-year-old Anthony Harrison Moore pleaded guilty on Friday to murder in the second-degree. Moore was handed down a prison sentence of a bit under 23 years. Moore will not be eligible for parole until he serves at least 18 years in prison, FOXCarolina.com reports.
In December of 2017, Moore got into an argument with his girlfriend named Teresa Ann Prayto Stallings which led to Moore dousing her in gasoline. Moore then used a cigarette lighter to set her on fire. Stallings eventually died six months later while in the hospital.
There were some concerns with the evidence according to District Attorney Greg Newman. During the 911 call, Moore is reportedly heard asking Stallings about why she lit the lighter, which casts some doubt on who actually set the victim in flames. Moore has said that Stallings was suicidal.
There is also reportedly a statement that Stallings gave to a detective while she was in the hospital, but the statement was classified as being hearsay and was not admissible in the court trial.
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