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Man Accused Of Burning Woman Alive In Brooklyn Elevator Indicted For Murder

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Jerome Isaac is accused of torching 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie in an apartment elevator. (credit: CBS 2)

Jerome Isaac is accused of torching 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie in an apartment elevator. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jerome Isaac, the man who is accused of burning a 73-year-old woman to death in an elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building, has been indicted on murder charges.

Isaac is accused of dousing Delores Gillespie with gasoline and setting her on fire in a dispute over money.

Police said Isaac later turned himself in and confessed to the crime. He allegedly reeked of gasoline when he surrendered.

Isaac, 47, was ordered held without bail. Isaac’s attorney asked the court to keep him in solitary confinement, and also to receive medical attention for extensive burns on the left side of his face.

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