• April 2013 - Unnamed 63-year-old
A 37-year-old beggar was arrested for dousing a 63-year-old man with a flammable liquid and setting the victim ablaze. The crime occurred at a 7-Eleven in California. The victim reportedly refused the beggar's request for money. The victim, Jerry Payne, is black.
• March 2013 - Melinda McCormick, 33
Reports say that Melinda was beaten, tortured and robbed in her apartment by three blacks she had befriended. After enduring torture, Melinda's apartment was set afire. It is not known if she was alive at the time the fire was set.
• December 2012 - Violet, 67
A beloved homeless woman known to locals as 'Violet' preferred to spend her nights on a bench outside a bus station rather than accept charity. It was there that Violet was doused with a flammable fluid by a 24-year-old black male and set afire. [More: Why do blacks attack old white people?]
• September 2012 - Amber DeLoach, 18
Authorities found the body of Amber in a burning Dodge Avenger. Shan Demetrius Cheley, 36, was indicted for rape and aggravated assault. "Her body, curled in a fetal position under a partially burned blanket in the trunk of a burning car, was discovered about 6:39 a.m. by firefighters near Yamacraw Village, testimony showed."
Police initially identified Cheley from an anonymous CrimeStoppers tip on Oct. 4 based on the release of a video from 6:13 a.m. at the BP station at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bay Street, testimony showed.
• May 2012 - Nancy Harris, 76
• March 2012 - Unnamed boy, 13
Two black youths doused a 13-year-old boy with gasoline after following him to the porch of his home. One of the attackers was quoted as saying, "This is what you get, white boy." The fire was ignited with a Bic lighter.
• October 2011 - KristyTheologo, 18
Four young men allegedly poured gasoline over Kirsty Theologo on a koppie behind the swimming pool before a burning match was thrown at her. One of the men allegedly started dancing while Kirsty laughed. “Suddenly, she (Kirsty) felt wet and the dancing guy lit a match, threw it at her and said ‘laugh at this’,” said Kirsty’s mother, Sylvia Theologo. Gasoline had been thrown on Kirsty, whose throat and lungs were badly burnt as she tried to breathe. Kristy had apparently been given gasoline to drink after being told it was liquor. [source] Although called a ritual, Kristy's death seems to be little more than a joy killing.
• November 2010 - Jimmy Sanders, 65
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• June 2009 - Kenneth Athey, 87
The elderly Kenneth Athey suffered a brutal beating during a home invasion in which he was stabbed and set afire. Athey survived the attack. During the trial of his alleged attacker, Mr. Athey read a statement that said, in part, "Even after four years it’s still difficult to imagine the reason for the accused stabbing me ... and torching my body." [More: Why do blacks attack old white people?]
• October 2009 - Michael Brewer, 15
Michael was followed home by five teens who set him on fire after dousing him with rubbing alcohol. He survived the attack, but suffered burns on 65 percent of his body. A neighbor extinguished the flame after which Michael ripped off his shirt and jumped into a nearby swimming pool.
There are, no doubt, other instances in recent years that involved black-on-white violent crime involved torching victims.
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