Skip to comments.Garland Clerk Set on Fire in Robbery Dies
Posted on 05/25/2012 10:06:43 PM PDT by Rastus
Police to pursue capital murder charge against suspect Friday, May 25, 2012 | Updated 10:57 PM CDT
A 76-year-old convenience store clerk who was set on fire during a robbery at the Garland gas station where she worked has died.
Nancy Harris died at Parkland Hospital on Friday evening, Garland police said in a statement. Harris had burns on more than 40 percent of her body.
Police said Harris, a clerk at a Fina station in the 3300 block of Broadway Boulevard, was attacked at about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Two officers saw her emerge from the gas station with the upper half of her body on fire. One of the officers put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. She told the officers she had been robbed, doused with a liquid and set on fire.
Matthew Johnson, 36, was arrested a short time later and charged with criminal attempted capital murder. Garland police said they would work with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office to pursue a charge of capital murder.
Johnson is being held in the Dallas County Jail a $1 million bond.
What can you say sad news. I hope the repeat offender Obama son gets jumped in prison by his new wife and beat to a bloody pulp.
A needle is too good for this one. Let him ROT!
An unfortunate update to an earlier story:
I volunteer to put the needle in his arm. In the old days in the South this creep would be allowed to “escape” from jail and then be shot. Or he might be found wrapped in chains in the bottom of a river. The official explanation would be “He stole more chains than he could swim with.”
I’m for law and order and a trial. But if this guy is on video setting this woman on fire there is a strong argument for a speedy “fair” trial immediately follow by an execution.
get a rope
Poor lady. RIP.
No, he will spend the next 30 years on death row, getting the best food and other comforts, because we are a (stupid) compassionate nation. As a compassionate nation we end up losers.
Fry his ass as soon as possible would be my recommendation. Or, oops he slipped down the steps. Whatever.
He stole more chains than he could swim with.
Or with about 5 shotgun blasts : “Case closed. The worst case of suicide I ever saw”.
Each time, a little bit of the good in this country dies and a little more of the evil grows. Times a million.
Funny his picture with his nose up in the air looks like images I have seen of Obama sporting the same arrogant pose. Piece of garbage
Preach it Brother.
Why would someone set an elderly woman on fire after robbing her? Sounds like a hate crime to me.
I say put burns over %40 of his body then let him slowly die in pain.
Just like his victim.
Why does the guy have a chance to pony up that money?
God bless this poor woman. Between this and the little boy in NY.........
I can’t stand the image of this disgusting monster!
What a heinous despicable act.
He’ll be a real hero in the Joint.
Maybe the New Black Panthers will put a bounty on his head /s
Sounds right. I’d want part of that 40% to be roasted be around the underwear region.
What’s sad is that I could guess it was one of Holder’s People before I saw any photos or read the perp’s name.
I don’t understand this level of inhumanity.
He’s got the same ‘chin tilt’ as Obama when he’s presiding over the little people.
But that would be only his penis, right?
Nope, WAY to quick. Stake this thug bastard out over an anthill. Make this savage suffer horribly for a L.O.N.G. time.....
At least his mother was quoted in the paper as refusing to visit him in jail. Usually, it seems like the family rallies around the perp and acts like the victim was to blame for getting their little darling in trouble.
You are insulting to garbage.
And no, I'm not trying to be funny or clever. There's no sarc tag nor a smilie in this post. I have no words to describe my thoughts and feelings about this individual and the depraved evil he did. He's a beast. But then again, beasts act only out of instinct. In contrast, this organism willfully and maliciously tortured, terrorized and ultimately took the life of a helpless, innocent, elderly white woman.
Let the punishment fit the crime..
Actually, my heart breaks for the mother. How could you, even in your deepest imagination think your child would do something this heinous?
He probably did things in the past, but not to this degree.
Yeah, the thing I remember from the earlier story was that he was stealing inspection stickers from his work and selling them to buy crack. I don’t know if he was violent before this.
Thank you for the ping. I wonder if this woman would have been working if they economy were better. Come to think of it, the alleged might have been doing something else also.
Johnson. How do these thugs/lowlifes end up with a hard-working Norwegian farmer type name?
We could learn a few things from the Chinese in the area of criminal justice.
More justice for Trayvon by another man who looks like Obama’s son.
The MSM will not report this story.
Guy poses his head just like Obama does.
Spray him with lighter fluid and light him up. I believe in executing the criminal the same way they executed their victim.
Nope, that’s California. Texas has it down to 10 years or less, the food isn’t very good and there aren’t much by way of comforts.
If I had a grandma, she would look like Nancy Harris.
Another son of Obama. Notice how so many perps have adopted the Obama “chin held high” posture when their mug shot is taken.
That should insure the seam burning into eternity.
He looks pretty remorseful. I say he's learned his lesson, let him go.
He’s got the nose in the air, Obama pose.
Looks like he could be a great-uncle of Obama—on the maternal Italian line.
Truly saddening. At least it happened in Texas where this POS has a chance of being put down...too bad that he won’t be given the choice of death by flamethrower or gasoline.
Thank you for pinging me. So sad. I am sure this poor lady is with the Lord. Prayers up for those who loved her. The anguish they must feel in knowing how she died.
May God forgive me for what I wish upon the feral creature who committed this crime.
If anyone lives in the area and knows where South Garland High School is, some students are having a benefit car wash at the Fina where Nancy Harris worked.
Well, it looks like that just ended.
I don’t know if she had any family, but hopefully the money will help someone close to her.
I just went by, and as of 2:45, they are still running the car wash. There’s actually a long line of cars waiting. It fills the heart to see it.