Skip to comments.Garland police identify woman set on fire, critically injured in Sunday robbery
Posted on 05/21/2012 4:58:56 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
A 76-year-old woman who was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire during a robbery Sunday morning has been identified as Nancy Harris of Garland.
Police tell us she remains in critical condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital. She suffered burns over 40 percent of her body in the attack at a convenience store where she works near Broadway Boulevard and Colonel Drive.
Suspect Matthew Lee Johnson, 36, has been jailed on a criminal attempted capital murder charge. His bail was set at $500,000.
Harriss neighbors said they were shocked by the brutality of the attack on a selfless woman who kept a close eye on her neighborhood.
I cant understand why someone, some idiot, would do this to her, said Margaret Tatum, 70, who lives a few houses down from Harris in the neighborhood just a few blocks from the crime scene.
I know shes in a lot of pain, Tatum said. I can feel that pain here, she said as she pointed to her heart.
Ive been crying all morning, Tatum said. I couldnt sleep last night.
Another neighbor, Jim Bertucci, 62, said Harris always seemed to remember little details about everyone and what was going on in their lives.
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They set bail for the guy? How about no bail at all? And lock him up for the rest of his life?
Hate crime. But it won’t be called that.
Ah, for the good old days ...
Suspect black, victim white.
Did this Son Of Barack scream, “I does this for Trylon!”
Another “random” black on white hate crime out of Dallas. Just read about a white woman shopping at Target who was randomly stabbed in the back by a black man.
*Remove pitt bulls from room after they are done just in case they aren't full and start to attack each other.
I don’t think this is the guy. With a name like Matthew Johnson I’m guessing the perp is Scandinavian and Lutheran. Probably a snow bird from Minnesota.
I wonder if the lady, being the “block watch” type, might have noticed something the guy did earlier and he wanted her gone?
” skin that POS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!”
Matthew Lee Johnson, 36, Profession: Recruiter for the Klan.
(NB: We REALLY DO NOT need those crazies from the KKK doing their junk again, but idiots like this sure are trying to get the Klan revived!)
..what he saw as a threat
Poor woman. Prayers up for her.
As for the perp; well, I’ll volunteer for the firing squad. Oh, you mean they don’t do that anymore? Pity.
Works for me.
I’m in Garland, don’t know this Fina station, but I shop at Tetco.
Why? I mean she gave him the money, she is a broke down old woman. Makes me wish I had happened to drive up as all this was going down so I might have defended her by giving this turd instant lead poisoning.
Get ready Americans, this stuff is only gonna get worse between now and when they pry that socialist bastid out of the WH. It is open season on whitey.
Prayers up for this poor woman. I cannot imagine the agony of such burns.