CBS NEWS VIDEO -WOMAN BURNED ALIVE UPDATE
It is always difficult to hear about a senior being attacked, but it’s even worse when it is brutal. This weekend New York resident, Deloris Gillespie, 73, entered her Brooklyn building elevator holding groceries, when a man did the unthinkable. He doused her with canister filled with flammable liquid, lit a bottle with a rag and tossed it toward her as the doors closed. The woman’s clothes went up in flames and she literally burned to death in the elevator.
After a neighbor viewed the Surveillance he realized that the man with a canister sprayer, white gloves and a dust mask, was the woman’s old live-in handy man.
Jerome Isaac walked into a police station later that night and confessed to the unbelievable crime. He told police that he was angry that she had not paid him the $2000 owed for work he previously completed, so he set her on fire. Obviously, he had mental issues….this is sick.
What is truly tragic is that neighbors called to report the smell of smoke, but had no idea someone was burning alive in the elevator.