Arlington man who burned girlfriend sentenced to life


A Tarrant County jury sentenced Antonio Hales Jr. Tuesday after convicting him last week of attempted capital murder.

Prosecutors said Hales was on probation for drug convictions when he got into a fight with his girlfriend outside his drug supplier's apartment. He doused her with gasoline, choked her and tossed a match. She suffered burns on 40 percent of her body.

The Tarrant County District Attorney's office said that at trial, jurors heard of a long history of domestic abuse prior to the final confrontation.

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