By Carlos AlcalÃ¡
Lovie James was convicted by a Sacramento jury Friday in a violent 2011 attack on his then-69-year-old girlfriend.
James, 54, assaulted his girlfriend in her Elk Grove home, slamming her head on a tile floor and then pouring gasoline on both of them, telling her they would both die.
He then stole her car and fled, evading arrest for a week.
James was convicted of domestic violence, elder abuse, criminal threats and vehicle theft.
He faces a term of more than 20 years in prison, when he is sentenced March 23, by Judge Michael Kenny.
Call The Bee's Carlos AlcalÃ¡, (916) 321-1987.