Nancy Harris was a convenience store clerk in Texas. However, on a Sunday in May 2012, Harris was brutally set on fire and killed by Matthew Johnson. The Daily Mail has more…
Johnson, 38, has confessed to the senseless slaying of the mother-of-four on a Sunday morning in May 2012, Garland police say.
Prosecutors are pushing for the death sentence in the disturbing case.Death penalty: Matthew Johnson, 38, is on trial for capital murder in the slaying
The footage, from a surveillance camera at the Fina Whip-In at the corner of Broadway and Colonel Drive in Garland, shows Johnson pour lighter fluid from a water bottle over Harris’ head.
Before he set her alight, he stood behind her taking cigarettes and a lighter as she opened the cash register.
However, as she struggles to open it, Johnson attempts to pull a ring off her right hand but it won’t budge. He licks his finger and tries again but it still won’t move.
He tries once more, this time successfully. He is then seen walking away from the store as an orange glow becomes visible behind him.
The video shows Harris on fire for more than two minutes, according to Dallasnews.com.
She desperately tries to put out the fire in a sink but when she cannot she walks outside to call for help.
According to testimony, two police officers who spotted the blaze and heard Harris’ screams used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
When paramedics arrived a short time later, the woman begged them to administer aid, ‘help me, help me, help me,’ she told them.
Incredibly, she was able to describe her attacker.
This is how far our society has fallen. I don’t know what more can be said.