Archive for Monday, December 19, 2011

Suspect in NYC woman’s torching due in court

December 19, 2011


— The man suspected of dousing a 73-year-old woman with flammable liquid and setting her on fire is due in court on murder and arson charges.

Police say Jerome Isaac was arrested Sunday and had burns on his face. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer. Police say he said she owed him $2,000.

Deloris Gillespie died Saturday in the small elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building.

Surveillance video shows a man looking like an exterminator with a canister sprayer, white gloves and a dust mask. The sprayer was full of flammable liquid.

He sprays the woman as she cowers, then tosses a Molotov cocktail into the elevator.


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