Deloris Gillespie

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

Man Pleads Guilty To Torching Brooklyn Woman In Elevator

Jerome Isaac, 48, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, torture and arson in the December 2011 death of Deloris Gillespie, Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announced Wednesday.

11/07/2012

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

Judge Orders Suspect In Brooklyn Woman’s Burning Death Held Without Bail

Court papers revealed at Jerome Isaac’s arraignment Thursday say he boasted to police they’d still be looking for him if the horrific scene had not been caught on video.

01/20/2012

Deloris Gillespie (credit: Councilwoman Letitia James)

Memorial Held For Deloris Gillespie, Brooklyn Woman Burned Alive In Elevator

The 73-year-old died on Dec. 17 after police say she was doused with gasoline and set ablaze in the elevator of her Prospect Heights apartment building.

12/30/2011

Deloris Gillespie (credit: Councilwoman Letitia James)

Family Of Deloris Gillespie, Brooklyn Woman Burned Alive In Elevator, Speaks Out

“For someone to sit there and set someone on fire…a 73-year old mother — set on fire that’s ridiculous. I mean what is this country coming to?” said Gillespie’s son Everett.

12/29/2011

Deloris Gillespie (credit: Councilwoman Letitia James)

Neighbors Hold Vigil In Memory Of Brooklyn Woman Burned Alive In Elevator

Deloris Gillespie, 73, died Saturday after she was doused with gasoline and set ablaze in the elevator of her Prospect Heights apartment building.

12/20/2011

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

No Bail For Man Accused Of Burning Woman Alive In Brooklyn Elevator

Jerome Isaac, who allegedly doused Deloris Gillespie in a flammable liquid and set her on fire in an elevator, was ordered held without bail and remained silent during his court appearance Monday.

12/19/2011

Deloris Gillespie (credit: Councilwoman Letitia James)

Family: Suspect In Brooklyn Woman’s Burning Death Once Worked For Victim

Police have charged Jerome Isaac, 47, of Brooklyn with two counts of murder and one count of arson following the burning death of Deloris Gillespie.

12/18/2011