Man convicted of 1988 Sherman murder charged with setting girlfriend on fire in Memphis

By: Allison Harris & Wire Reports
By: Allison Harris & Wire Reports

MEMPHIS, TN - A man convicted of murder in Sherman in 1989 has turned himself into authorities in Memphis, telling police he set his girlfriend on fire.

Gregory Lewis Powell was charged with murder in Sherman in November 1988. Powell was convicted and sentenced in February the following year.

Lt. Rickey Wheeler with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Powell got out of prison in 2011.

Friday night in Memphis, Powell flagged down police and told them he had argued with his live-in girlfriend and set her on fire. The victim was found in the couple's bathroom with severe burns all over her body.

Powell is charged with first degree murder.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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