GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A clerk who was set on fire during a robbery has died.
Garland police say 76-year-old Nancy Harris died Friday at Parkland Memorial Hospital where she had remained in critical condition since the May 20 incident.
Police saw Harris step out of a Fina station on fire. An officer grabbed a fire extinguisher and began spraying her. She told police she had just been robbed and the suspect had doused her with a liquid and set her on fire. She gave a description of the man.
Officers arrested Matthew Lee Johnson of Garland after receiving a call of attempted break-ins near the station. He remained in Dallas County Jail on Saturday, charged with criminal attempt capital murder. Bond is $1 million. Authorities say they will pursue a capital murder charge.