Man Gets Life in Death of Woman set afire in Mobile

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MOBILE (AP) - A 21-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a teenager who was beaten and then set afire in Mobile.

Kendrick Hamilton received a sentence of life without parole Monday. He pleaded guilty to capital murder in the death of 18-year-old Donna Stoutamire in 2005.

Hamilton was a football player at Williamson High School, and Stoutamire was his girlfriend.

Prosecutors say Hamilton beat up Stoutamire in anger and then splashed her with gasoline before setting her ablaze.

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