LOS ANGELES – A San Fernando Valley woman who doused a bikini dancer with gasoline and set her on fire has been found guilty of aggravated mayhem and torture.
A Los Angeles jury convicted 28-year-old Rianne Theriault-Odom on Thursday on two counts but acquitted her of attempted murder. The Tarzana woman faces a possible life sentence.
The victim, Roberta Dos Santos Busby, wept as the verdict was read.
Prosecutors say the two women had been feuding when Theriault-Odom doused the 28-year-old mother of two with gasoline and set her ablaze in February 2009 at a Tarzana club.
Busby testified that she suffered burns over 40 percent of her body, spent five months in the hospital and had 30 skin grafts.
Theriault-Odom claimed someone else torched the woman.