A 43-year-old North Port man will spend the rest of his life in prison in connection with the murder of his live-in girlfriend, Erica White, last year.

Jason Doty had already been found guilty of second degree murder back in March.

Police were called to their home in the 13000 block of Tamiami Trail on the morning of August 24th for a report of a dead person. Police found 41-year old Erica White inside.

Officials say Doty stabbed the woman at least eight times and also strangled her. He also has a second pending case involving sexual battery- the status of that case is unknown.