Woman Convicted of Mayhem for Attack in Which Man Was Lit on Fire

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A transient is facing nine years in state prison for an attack last September in which she lit a man on fire in South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Jurors found Shalonda Christine Shaw, 34, guilty of a felony count of mayhem and found that she personally used a dangerous and deadly weapon -- gasoline -- during the attack on the 36-year-old man.

The panel acquitted her of one count each of attempted murder, assault with caustic chemicals and arson causing great bodily injury, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Shaw poured gasoline from a container on the man in the 1600 block of West Slauson Boulevard on Sept. 5 last year, according to evidence presented during her trial. The victim  sustained burns over about 30% of his body, including his hands, feet and legs, authorities said soon after the attack.

Some of the gasoline landed on a 27-year-old woman, who sustained minor burns to her arms and declined treatment.

Shaw was arrested that day and has remained behind bars since then. She is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Oct. 22 for sentencing.

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