In an extremely disturbing story, a 64-year-old woman, Deloris Gillespie, was burned alive in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building Saturday. According to the surveillance video, handyman Jermone Isaac, 47, was dressed as an exterminator and wore gloves and a mask to protect his face. He clearly had planned this out methodically and knew what he was doing. He rode the elevator up to the fifth floor and shortly after the woman rode up to the same floor, carrying her groceries. Once the doors open, the cameras show the man first approach her and spray her in the face and then douses her with an accelerant which forced her back into the elevator. Isaac lights a barbeque lighter and then ignited a Molotov cocktail. Gillespie is set ablaze.
Investigators are watching the footage repeatedly and say it is one of the most disturbing cases they have ever dealt with- seeing a woman being burnt to death.
Deloris’ friends said she hired Isaac to do various odd jobs around her apartment and the two would fight over money after she caught him stealing from her.
Isaac has since turned himself in and was arrested on arson and murder charges. He told law enforcement that he was mad at Gillespie and she owed him $2,000.
What leads people to commit such horrible acts of violence?!?!? Just terrible…