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Garland Clerk Set on Fire in Robbery Dies
NBCDFW ^ | May 25, 2012

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.


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Terrible news.
1 posted on 05/25/2012 10:06:49 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

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.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 10:10:00 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Rastus
Roasted Cracker. How South African of them.

A needle is too good for this one. Let him ROT!

3 posted on 05/25/2012 10:13:25 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Altura Ct.; Doogle; wastedyears; GeronL; QBFimi; rogue yam; Right Wing Assault; No One Special; ...

An unfortunate update to an earlier story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2886449/posts


4 posted on 05/25/2012 10:14:22 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: funfan

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.


5 posted on 05/25/2012 10:14:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Rastus

get a rope


6 posted on 05/25/2012 10:15:05 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Rastus

7 posted on 05/25/2012 10:18:03 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Rastus

Poor lady. RIP.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 10:18:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Rastus

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.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 10:18:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Terry Mross

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”.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 10:23:50 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: doc1019
The good die and their light is extinguished while the evil are allowed to continue until they're released and can perform more of their depredations.

Each time, a little bit of the good in this country dies and a little more of the evil grows. Times a million.

11 posted on 05/25/2012 10:24:03 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: jjotto

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


12 posted on 05/25/2012 10:25:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Rastus
Some crimes call for Vlad's type of cruel and unusual punishment:
Vlad III "Tepes" (the impaler) Dracula (1431 - 1476)

13 posted on 05/25/2012 10:26:51 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Preach it Brother.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 10:27:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Rastus

Why would someone set an elderly woman on fire after robbing her? Sounds like a hate crime to me.


15 posted on 05/25/2012 10:28:01 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Rastus

I say put burns over %40 of his body then let him slowly die in pain.

Just like his victim.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 10:28:28 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Rastus

Why does the guy have a chance to pony up that money?


17 posted on 05/25/2012 10:30:13 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Rastus

God bless this poor woman. Between this and the little boy in NY.........


18 posted on 05/25/2012 10:31:18 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: funfan


19 posted on 05/25/2012 10:36:28 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

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


20 posted on 05/25/2012 10:45:15 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Rastus
I hope justice is swift and approiate to the dastardly act.
21 posted on 05/25/2012 10:50:02 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Gabrial

Sounds right. I’d want part of that 40% to be roasted be around the underwear region.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 10:57:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Rastus

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.


23 posted on 05/25/2012 11:04:58 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: re_nortex

I don’t understand this level of inhumanity.


24 posted on 05/25/2012 11:09:00 PM PDT by berdie
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To: re_nortex

He’s got the same ‘chin tilt’ as Obama when he’s presiding over the little people.


25 posted on 05/25/2012 11:15:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Gabrial

But that would be only his penis, right?


26 posted on 05/25/2012 11:17:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: FlyingEagle

Nope, WAY to quick. Stake this thug bastard out over an anthill. Make this savage suffer horribly for a L.O.N.G. time.....


27 posted on 05/25/2012 11:24:46 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Rastus

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.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 11:28:03 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: funfan; Terry Mross
Piece of garbage.

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.

29 posted on 05/25/2012 11:33:50 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: FlyingEagle

Let the punishment fit the crime..


30 posted on 05/25/2012 11:35:04 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Rastus

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.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 11:41:07 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

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.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 11:58:15 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

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.

Thanks democrats.


33 posted on 05/26/2012 12:20:30 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Johnson. How do these thugs/lowlifes end up with a hard-working Norwegian farmer type name?


34 posted on 05/26/2012 12:43:52 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: Rastus

We could learn a few things from the Chinese in the area of criminal justice.


35 posted on 05/26/2012 12:55:29 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Rastus

More justice for Trayvon by another man who looks like Obama’s son.

The MSM will not report this story.


36 posted on 05/26/2012 1:13:13 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: jjotto

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.


37 posted on 05/26/2012 3:32:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: doc1019

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.


38 posted on 05/26/2012 4:10:52 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Rastus

If I had a grandma, she would look like Nancy Harris.


39 posted on 05/26/2012 6:50:09 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: jjotto

Another son of Obama. Notice how so many perps have adopted the Obama “chin held high” posture when their mug shot is taken.


40 posted on 05/26/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Rastus
Dig a shaft and drop him into that underground coal seam fire that's been burning for fifty years in Centralia, PA.

That should insure the seam burning into eternity.

Leni

41 posted on 05/26/2012 7:58:48 AM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: re_nortex

He looks pretty remorseful. I say he's learned his lesson, let him go.

42 posted on 05/26/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: jjotto

He’s got the nose in the air, Obama pose.


43 posted on 05/26/2012 8:21:26 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Venturer; House Atreides; SaraJohnson

44 posted on 05/26/2012 8:38:22 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Looks like he could be a great-uncle of Obama—on the maternal Italian line.


45 posted on 05/26/2012 8:57:22 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Rastus

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.


46 posted on 05/26/2012 11:04:35 AM PDT by Postman
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To: Rastus

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.


47 posted on 05/26/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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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.


48 posted on 05/26/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by Rastus
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Well, it looks like that just ended.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Fundraisers-to-benefit-clerk-burned-in-Garland-holdup-153303075.html

I don’t know if she had any family, but hopefully the money will help someone close to her.


49 posted on 05/26/2012 12:31:09 PM PDT by Rastus
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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.


50 posted on 05/26/2012 12:50:53 PM PDT by Rastus
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