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NYC man guilty of torching woman, 73, in elevator

Jerome Isaac pleaded guilty to dousing Deloris Gillespie with gasoline then setting her on fire

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A New York City man has pleaded guilty to fatally burning an elderly woman inside the elevator of her apartment building.

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Jerome Isaac had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, arson and torture in the December 2011 death of Deloris Gillespie in Brooklyn.

The plea bargain calls a sentence of 50 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Isaac attacked the 73-year-old woman because he believed she owed him money. They say he doused her with gasoline, lit her on fire and then threw a firebomb inside the elevator.

The attack was recorded on a security camera.

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Isaac is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30.

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Bill Hoeft Bill Hoeft Wednesday, November 07, 2012 9:10:17 PM Why only 50 years?
James E Phillips James E Phillips Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:06:04 AM No Bargain He did it he goes up for the rest of his life. Plea are you kidding me?
Kerry Grace Kerry Grace Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:10:33 AM Death Penalty!
Jamie Nudds Jamie Nudds Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:24:17 AM Absolutely ridiculous! He shouldn't have the opportunity to plea bargin. ...She didn't have a choice not to be burned and murdered!.......pathetic
David Ward David Ward Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:49:49 AM Death by the same method used to kill that poor woman
Billy Arnold Billy Arnold Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:03:45 AM Piece of shit!
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:30:57 AM Plea bargain? Where is the death penalty? What spineless prosectutors.
Chris McGuire Chris McGuire Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:28:41 AM I think he should be put in prison for the rest of his life without the chance of parole.
Efrain Guzman-Rosario Efrain Guzman-Rosario Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:35:10 AM Fucj makingbthe citizens of new your pay for his fifty years of free food, room and board....torch his ass the same way he tourched her.
Sirya Verin Sirya Verin Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:01:59 PM Yup!
Frank De Maio Frank De Maio Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:50:25 PM Put him in an elevator and if you need someone to throw a fire bomb in I WILL DO IT!
Mike Moore Mike Moore Saturday, November 10, 2012 6:18:25 PM 50 years? Plea deal?, Na that's to easy, burn'em the same way he killed the woman, Am I a heartless prick, you bet...fry his ass.....
Cillian Talmon Cillian Talmon Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:26:51 PM Insane!!

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