Judge Orders Suspect In Brooklyn Woman’s Burning Death Held Without Bail
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Court papers reveal that the suspect accused of torching a woman to death in an elevator boasted to police they’d still be looking for him if the horrific scene had not been caught on video.
The papers were revealed at Jerome Isaac’s arraignment Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The judge refused to set bail.
Isaac, 47, is charged with murder and arson. Prosecutors say on Dec. 17., he cornered 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie in an elevator in her building, sprayed her with gasoline, then lit her on fire because he believed she owed him $2,000.
The documents also revealed that after the alleged attack, Isaac drank and went to sleep. He surrendered to police a day later, allegedly reeking of gasoline.
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