A 47 year old man was arrested Sunday for setting a woman afire in a the elevator of her NY apartment building.   Neighbors said the woman was returning home to her fifth-floor apartment in Prospect Heights after a grocery store trip Saturday.

Jerome Isaac claims, 73 year old, Deloris Gillespie, owed him $2000 for work he claims he did for her.


Isaac sprayed Gillespie with some sort of liquid, then used a lighter to set her afire.

Authorities responding to a 911 call of a fire found the woman’s body inside the elevator. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the police statement.


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