Clerk Burned Alive-Child Gang Raped in Texas
compiled by Lewis Loflin
Once again black violence haunts the great State of Texas. In both of the cases many of the thugs had prior convictions and were set loose to prey on people again. One victim was white, the other Hispanic.
GARLAND (May 27, 2012) Nancy Harris, 76, who was set on fire during a robbery at the convenience store where she worked in Garland, has died at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Harris, who died Friday, had been in critical condition since the robbery on May 20.
Police saw Harris in flames as she stepped out of the Fina station where she worked. One officer grabbed a fire extinguisher and began to douse the flames.
She told the officers she had just been robbed and the robber had doused her with a liquid and set her on fire. She gave officers a description of the man.
Officers later arrested feral black male Matthew Lee Johnson (36) of Garland after receiving a call of attempted break-ins near the station. (He later confessed.) He remains in the Dallas County Jail charged with capital murder after his bond was revoked.
Additional information: Nancy had worked at that job for 12 years. She was set on fire by Johnson after he emptied the cash register. She suffered burns over 50 percent of her body. Now that Johnson has been charged with capital murder let's hope it's carried out quickly if convicted.
Court records show this animal as usual has a long list of charges involving theft, robbery and evading arrest dating back to 1993.
Why was this not in the national press? This is clearly another racist attack. Justice for Nancy!
More Horror From Texas
Remember the case of the 11-year-old gang raped by up to 20 black males in Texas? Much of the black community in Cleveland Texas blames the victim. After all they said she consented to the little party. The girl who turns out is Hispanic is in hiding with her family. This only came to light after the thugs made videos and took pictures of the attack. They weren't so proud facing a judge.
Defendant in gang rape of 11-year-old Cleveland girl gets life in prison
Nov 28, 2012 Cleveland, Texas - After just one day of testimony, Liberty County jurors have sentenced Jared Cruse to life in prison for his role in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl. It took them just 90 minutes to convict Cruse Wednesday morning, and 10 minutes to decide his sentence. The victim was raped repeatedly by 20 men and juvenile boys in an abandoned Cleveland house in the fall of 2010.
Prosecutors showed jurors a still frame from the cell phone video that showed Cruse sexually assaulting the 11-year-old girl with a big grin on his face. "That's how proud of what he is doing to an 11-year-old girl," said prosecutor Joe Warren. "Look at that face. Look at me. Look at what I'm doing."
Prosecutors say it was one of numerous sexual encounters on at least five different occasions ending in November of 2010, referring to the suspects as a "pack of wild dogs." "I don't know exactly. There was like a lot of them," the girl told the first nurse to examine her when she went public with the assaults in December 2010. "They started calling over homeboys saying 'come get some'" the victim said.
Defense Attorney Steve Taylor asked the girl, now 13, if she "was a willing participant" to the sexual encounters. The girl, clearly struggling to understand the question, asked the attorney to repeat it. She thought about it for several seconds before answering, "Yes sir."
Prosecutors argue her answer doesn't matter. She was 11 years old and, under Texas law, can't legally consent to sex with anyone of any age. They said that Cruse, who has admitted he had sex with the girl and also made her perform sex acts on him, is guilty of rape regardless of what the girl did or did not agree to do. Jurors agreed.
The tough sentence was likely influenced by Cruse's criminal history. He's already serving eight years in prison for armed robbery and for shooting another girl. "You're not dealing with a choir boy," the prosecutor said. "You're talking about a violent individual."
While a dozen of the accused have accepted plea deals, Cruse was the second to take his chances in court. In September Eric McGowen was sentenced by a Liberty County jury to 99 years. Six more accused rapists are scheduled to stand trial. They may rethink that choice now that their buddies have essentially been sentenced to life.
For the full story on all of the convictions and plea bargains see http://www.khou.com/news/Second-Cleveland-rape-case-trial-under-way--181080821.html.
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