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Garland police identify woman set on fire, critically injured in Sunday robbery
Dallas News ^ | 5/21/2012

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.

Harris’s neighbors said they were shocked by the brutality of the attack on a selfless woman who kept a close eye on her neighborhood.

“I can’t 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 she’s in a lot of pain,” Tatum said. “I can feel that pain here,” she said as she pointed to her heart.

“I’ve been crying all morning,” Tatum said. “I couldn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at crimeblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: garland; texas
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 4:59:02 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Matthew

2 posted on 05/21/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Altura Ct.

They set bail for the guy? How about no bail at all? And lock him up for the rest of his life?


3 posted on 05/21/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Altura Ct.

Hate crime. But it won’t be called that.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Doogle

Ah, for the good old days ...


5 posted on 05/21/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Suspect black, victim white.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Altura Ct.

Did this Son Of Barack scream, “I does this for Trylon!”


7 posted on 05/21/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Alleged perp pic is here.
8 posted on 05/21/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: Doogle

Obama’s SON?


9 posted on 05/21/2012 5:06:35 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: Altura Ct.
Did he do it for Trayvon? Funny, but I haven't heard a peep out of Jesse or Al.

At this woman's advanced age it will be a battle for her to survive such extensive burns.
10 posted on 05/21/2012 5:07:33 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Doogle

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.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 5:09:05 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Altura Ct.
skin that POS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!
12 posted on 05/21/2012 5:09:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
Starve about 10 pit bulls. Throw this piece of human excrement in a room. Release the pit bulls into the room*. Excrement flushed.

*Remove pitt bulls from room after they are done just in case they aren't full and start to attack each other.

13 posted on 05/21/2012 5:14:58 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Doogle

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?


14 posted on 05/21/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Chode

” skin that POS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!”

Now!


15 posted on 05/21/2012 5:27:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Doogle

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!)


16 posted on 05/21/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: 21twelve

..what he saw as a threat

17 posted on 05/21/2012 5:30:19 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 5:31:53 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Chode

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.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 5:34:05 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Prayers up for this poor woman. I cannot imagine the agony of such burns.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 5:36:58 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: satan69

Well: He does hold his head up like Obama.

Winnie Mandella used to put a tire around their heads fill it with gasoline and light it up.

Sounds like a good Idea for this guy.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 5:42:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: West Texas Chuck
why? i'm afraid the unfortunate truth is, she was white... simple as that
22 posted on 05/21/2012 5:45:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle

Another of obama’s sons.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT by sport
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To: rogue yam
How did I know?

Racist me.

24 posted on 05/21/2012 5:50:29 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Chode
skin that POS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but what the hell, we violate it all the time anyway, so let the skinning begin!

25 posted on 05/21/2012 5:52:00 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: sport

more like Mooochells


26 posted on 05/21/2012 5:53:27 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Chode
skin that POS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but what the hell, we violate it all the time anyway, so let the skinning begin!

27 posted on 05/21/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Doogle

Not what.

Whom.

:-)


28 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:56 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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29 posted on 05/21/2012 5:58:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Chode

Yep she was attacked in this sadistic manner because she was white.

Actually, there have been quite a few examples of blacks murdering whites this way. Here is one example that is almost totally unknown to most, even those who research hate crimes:

Evelyn Wagner:

“At about 9:00 pm on October 2, Evelyn ran out of gas near her house while borrowing a car. She walked eleven blocks to a filling station carrying a small empty gas can.

On her return, six black teenagers confronted her. They forced her down an alley and behind a building. They beat her up and shouted racial slurs. The teenagers demanded she pour the gasoline on herself. She complied on threat of more violence. One teenager then flicked a match at Evelyn, and she burst into flames. The teenagers walked away in laughter.

Evelyn Wagler tried in vain to roll on the ground and put out the fire. She was receiving second and third degree burns all over her body. Charred and smoldering, with her hair burnt down to her scalp and face

Evelyn Wagler died four hours later. ....’

http://blackracismandracehatred.blogspot.com/2012/01/woman-burned-alive-for-crime-of-walking.html


30 posted on 05/21/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: West Texas Chuck

It’s across the street from South Garland HS. The guy was caught breaking into houses in the immediate neighborhood. I live about a mile and a half from there and someone broke into my house a few weeks ago. Maybe it was this guy. Whoever it was, he was brazen enough to come into the sleeping area and rifle through some drawers. Had he awoken me, he might not have been around to do this.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Shannon

The rule of thumb is the age of the victim plus the percentage of the body burned equals the likelihood of mortality. It doesn’t look good.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 6:04:25 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Shannon

The rule of thumb is the age of the victim plus the percentage of the body burned equals the likelihood of mortality. It doesn’t look good.


33 posted on 05/21/2012 6:04:39 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Altura Ct.

An unprovoked stabbing in Target (black assailant, young, innocent white attorney)...Now this...Too much of this viciousness going on in and near Dallas. Why aren’t people using their weapons to protect young white women and elderly helpless grandmothers?


34 posted on 05/21/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by Postman
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To: umgud
i've always said to kill them the same way they murder their victims... there's be a lot less murdering going on
35 posted on 05/21/2012 6:20:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Uncle Lonny
it's coming...
36 posted on 05/21/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Altura Ct.

A terrorist doing evil for his new god. Trayvon “Skittles” Martin.


37 posted on 05/21/2012 6:29:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Altura Ct.

Pretty sad in today’s America a 76-year-old woman has to work at a Texas greedy mart.

I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.

Then gets set on fire in a robbery?

Gezzz.


38 posted on 05/21/2012 6:35:41 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Altura Ct.

76 year old woman with 40% burns? The odds are that she will die, then this instantly becomes capital murder.

For something this heinous, the best bet is for the police to make a deal with someone on the inside. A carton of cigarettes can buy some fine karmic payback.


39 posted on 05/21/2012 7:12:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Doogle

What sort of low scum POS sets an elderly woman on fire?
Guess God really does have good reasons for sending some people to hell.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 7:15:22 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Doogle

Sorry Mods—I’m just so mad over this I gotta say it.
Effin’ ni99a POS.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 7:17:53 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Doogle

Death penalty IMO. We execute people for these types of crimes they’rd be fewer of them.


42 posted on 05/21/2012 7:36:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: wastedyears
lock him up for the rest of his life?

And have to pay for his health care, his education, and anything else he wants? Not a personal attack, but are you nuts?

Double tap the baseborn right between the eyes. That is the only solution, the ammo, that I would pay for.

43 posted on 05/21/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: BwanaNdege
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!)

the KKK can't revive itself. The Democrats, which were members of the KKK are too busy trying to convince the world that Republicans are the racists.

I could never figure out why, when ALL KKK members were democrats, and ALL states in the south that had separate restrooms, water fountains, restaurants, schools for blacks were democrat states...Orville Faubus, George Wallace at.al. were ALL democrats, yet the blacks follow them like lemmings.....amazing!!!

44 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:00 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: umgud
The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but what the hell, we violate it all the time anyway, so let the skinning begin!

Start off by splitting him from crotch to eye socket with a dull deer antler.

45 posted on 05/21/2012 8:12:56 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Shadowstrike

I would say use the same technique they use to stop a zombie
right in the head.


46 posted on 05/21/2012 8:24:49 PM PDT by funfan
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The guy is a freaken animal. Burn his sorry arse as punishment.


47 posted on 05/22/2012 4:37:20 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Alleged Perp”? The guy is a freaken animal. Burn his sorry arse as punishment.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 4:40:56 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Agree!


49 posted on 05/22/2012 11:36:36 AM PDT by funfan
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To: davius
The rule of thumb is the age of the victim plus the percentage of the body burned equals the likelihood of mortality. It doesn’t look good.

OMGosh, I had no idea. That makes it even worse than I thought.
50 posted on 05/22/2012 2:07:14 PM PDT by Shannon
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