North Carolina man gets 23 years for lighting girlfriend doused in gasoline on fire
WGHP / Henderson County
Anthony Harrison Moore, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. He was sentenced to just under 23 years in prison.

via WGHP:

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) -- A North Carolina man was sentenced after a woman was drenched in gasoline and set her on fire, WHNS reports.

Anthony Harrison Moore, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. He was sentenced to just under 23 years in prison. Prosecutors say he won't be eligible for parole until he has served at least 18 years.

In December 2017, Moore was in an argument with Teresa Ann Prayto Stallings when he doused her in gasoline. She was then set on fire with a cigarette lighter. She died in the hospital six months later.

District Attorney Greg Newman said he had some concerns with the evidence. Moore is reportedly heard on the 911 call asking Stallings why she lit the light, casting some uncertainty on who set the victim on fire. Moore claimed Stallings was suicidal.

Stallings also reportedly gave a statement to a detective at the hospital, but the statement would be classified as hearsay evidence and not admissible in court.

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