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May 14, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Testimony began Friday in the trial of a Val Verde man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire after pouring gasoline on her, with attorneys focusing on his state of mind during the attack. Lawyers for both sides agree that Johnny Mack Finney, 39, emptied a two-liter plastic bottle of gasoline on Janice Johnson, 31, at her Val Verde home Aug. 1, 1993, and used a cigarette lighter to ignite the gas in front of her three children.
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June 2, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Val Verde man who poured gasoline on his ex-girlfriend and set her on fire was found guilty Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder and could spend the rest of his life in prison. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury deliberated for about two days before finding Johnny Mack Finney, 39, guilty of attempted murder and four lesser charges stemming from the Aug. 1, 1993, attack on Janice Johnson, 31, at her Val Verde home, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Linda Greenberg.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Val Verde man who poured gasoline on his ex-girlfriend and set her on fire was found guilty Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder and could spend the rest of his life in prison. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury deliberated for about two days before finding Johnny Mack Finney, 39, guilty of attempted murder and four lesser charges stemming from the Aug. 1, 1993, attack on Janice Johnson, 31, at her Val Verde home, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Linda Greenberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Testimony began Friday in the trial of a Val Verde man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire after pouring gasoline on her, with attorneys focusing on his state of mind during the attack. Lawyers for both sides agree that Johnny Mack Finney, 39, emptied a two-liter plastic bottle of gasoline on Janice Johnson, 31, at her Val Verde home Aug. 1, 1993, and used a cigarette lighter to ignite the gas in front of her three children.
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June 17, 1994
A cocaine addict who set the mother of his two young children on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. Superior Court Judge Candace Beason imposed the sentence Wednesday on Johnny Mack Finney, 38. He was on probation for attacking his ex-wife when he set fire to Janice Johnson, his live-in companion and mother of his two children. Finney poured a soda bottle filled with gasoline on the woman, then flicked a cigarette lighter while her 15-year-old son looked on in horror.
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May 10, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attorneys are scheduled to begin selecting jurors today to decide the fate of a Val Verde man charged with pouring gasoline on his ex-girlfriend and setting her on fire in front of her three children. Johnny Mack Finney, 38, faces life in prison if convicted of attempting to kill Janice Johnson, 30, who suffered life-threatening burns over 25% of her body in the Aug. 1, 1993, attack at her Val Verde home.
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