Steven Wiggins was sentenced Monday evening for the non-capital components of his murder of Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Baker in May 2018.

Last August, Wiggins received the death penalty for murdering Baker.

On Monday, Judge David Wolfe sentenced Wiggins for eight additional charges including making a false report, abuse of a corpse, arson and theft of property.

In total, he was sentenced to 37 years in addition to the death penalty.

These sentences would be relevant only if the death penalty was thrown out. However, District Attorney Ray Crouch asked Wolfe to sentence Wiggins in such a way that “would extinguish all hope that he would ever see the light of day again.”

Wiggins’s defense attorney asked the judge to take into account evidence that was revealed at the capital sentencing concerning brain damage and abuse in Wiggins’ childhood.

The attorney also pointed out that Wiggins is serving a death sentence and asked the judge to not sentence based on the “what ifs” of the sentence being overturned.

Wolfe said he gave great weight to Wiggins’ prior criminal history. He had 17 convictions of felonies or misdemeanors. He was also on probation and had open warrants when he shot Baker.

Wolfe also considered Wiggins’ difficult childhood and possible mental health and physical issues he may have had from abuse.

When Baker came to check on the car Wiggins was driving in 2018, Wiggins shot him.

He then put his body in the police vehicle, answered a dispatcher as if he were Baker and drove to a remote field. There he set Baker’s body and car on fire.

Erika Castro-Miles, who was in the car when Baker was shot, is also facing a first-degree murder charge.

Baker’s widow, Lisa, is scheduled to speak this week at the Tennessee Season to Remember ceremony to honor victims and survivors of homicide. The event will be livestreamed on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. on the YouTube channel of First Baptist Church Nashville.