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Man accused of torching woman charged with murder

December 23, 2011 8:30:34 AM PST
A New York City man accused in the torching death of a 73-year-old woman in an elevator has been charged with murder.

Jerome Isaac was indicted Friday in Brooklyn on a charge of first-degree murder.

Isaac was arrested Sunday on charges he killed Deloris Gillespie by dousing her with gas and setting her on fire in an elevator in a dispute over money. A security camera captured the horrific scene that left Isaac's face badly burned.

Isaac's attorney asked a judge earlier this week to order medical treatment for his client. But the lawyer didn't comment on the case.

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