Donnie Lee Harris, 31, a man convicted of killing his girlfriend by setting her ablaze with gasoline was sentenced to death today in a hearing by Judge Jon Sullivan, according to the Leflore County District Attorney.
He is set to be transported from the Leflore County Jail to the state penitentiary within ten days.
In Oklahoma, the death penalty results in an automatic appeal.
Harris was convicted in Dec., 2013 of covering his girlfriend Kristi Ferguson, 25, with gasoline, then lighting her on fire. Ferguson suffered severe burns and later died from her injuries at a burn center in Oklahoma City, officials said.