LOS ANGELES – A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for dousing a bikini dancer with gasoline and setting her on fire in Los Angeles.
Twenty-eight-year-old Rianne Theriault-Odom was sentenced Thursday for the February 2009 assault of Roberta Busby at a club during a dispute. The victim tearfully asked the judge to issue the maximum sentence.
The Simi Valley woman received burns over 40 percent of her body and has had more than two dozen skin grafts.
Theriault-Odom claimed someone else set the woman on fire.
Last month, a jury convicted her of torture and aggravated mayhem but acquitted her of attempted murder.