47-year-old Jerome Isaac of Brooklyn was charged with two counts of murder and one count of arson after he had doused Deloris Gillespie with gasoline and lit her on fire while she was in elevator.
Isaac walked into a Brooklyn police station Sunday morning and told them that he had started the fire.
Gillespie, a single mother who was returning from shopping trip, was in an elevator. When the doors opened, Isaac doused her with gasoline and used a lighter to ignite the fuel. The attack was caught on a surveillance camera.
According to Rickey Causey, Gillespie's nephew, Isaac had worked for Gillespie until he was fired for stealing from her. This may have been the cause for the attack.
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