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 HoeftWednesday, November 07, 2012 9:10:17 PMWhy only 50 years?
James E PhillipsSaturday, November 10, 2012 9:06:04 AMNo Bargain He did it he goes up for the rest of his life. Plea are you kidding me?
Kerry GraceSaturday, November 10, 2012 9:10:33 AMDeath Penalty!
Jamie NuddsSaturday, November 10, 2012 9:24:17 AMAbsolutely ridiculous! He shouldn't have the opportunity to plea bargin. ...She didn't have a choice not to be burned and murdered!.......pathetic
David WardSaturday, November 10, 2012 9:49:49 AMDeath by the same method used to kill that poor woman
Billy ArnoldSaturday, November 10, 2012 10:03:45 AMPiece of shit!
Walter WagankaSaturday, November 10, 2012 10:30:57 AMPlea bargain? Where is the death penalty? What spineless prosectutors.
Chris McGuireSaturday, November 10, 2012 11:28:41 AMI think he should be put in prison for the rest of his life without the chance of parole.
Efrain Guzman-RosarioSaturday, November 10, 2012 11:35:10 AMFucj 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.