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A Garland man convicted of robbing and setting a store clerk on fire received the death penalty in a Dallas courtroom Friday.

 Matthew Johnson was convicted of capital murder last week in the death of 76-year-old Nancy Harris.  The jury that convicted him believed there were no mitigating circumstances in his crime and that he would remain a threat to society.

“I’ll be there the day the state of Texas straps you to that gurney and sends you to meet your Maker,” one of the victim’s sons, Brian Harris, told Johnson in his victim impact statement.

Nancy Harris’ children and grandchildren poured out their hearts, the sentence allowing them free reign to speak their minds.

Christopher Harris, another son, also read a victim impact statement written by his three children, who were not in court. He read the words from his six-and-a-half year-old, “You are very mean. I don’t like you at all. I love my Mimi [grandmother].”

A second letter was from Christopher Harris’ 10-year-old daughter.  “You are very mean. I don’t like you at all. It was mean what you did,” she wrote.  And finally, from his 11-year-old, “I don’t like what you did. It was really mean. And you did it for no reason at all. I miss my Mimi, and I can never see her again because of you.”

Then Christopher Harris added his own thoughts, with defiance. “You asked for forgiveness. You certainly don’t deserve forgiveness. And I will never forgive you,” he said and concluded, “I hope the screams of my mother tear at your soul for eternity.”