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Jerome Isaac, who allegedly set Brooklyn woman on fire in elevator, indicted for murder

This surveillance photo shows a suspect wanted in connection with a the burning death of a Brooklyn woman in an elevator Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. AP Photo/New York Police Dept.

New York City police say this image from surveillance footage shows Jerome Isaac in the apartment building of Deloris Gillespie
AP Photo/New York Police Dept.

(CBS) NEW YORK - The man police say set a 72-year-old woman on fire in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building was indicted on murder charges Friday.

Jerome Issac, 47, was apparently caught on a surveillance camera wearing what looked like an exterminator's outfit on the day he allegedly cornered Deloris Gillespie as she was getting out of the elevator, doused her with accelerant, and set her on fire by tossing a Molotov cocktail at her.

CBS New York reports that Gillespie died of burns and smoke inhalation.

Isaac did odd jobs for Gillespie and was apparently angry at the elderly woman because he thought she owed him $2,000, reports CBS New York.

Isaac himself was burned in the attack and later turned himself in to police, reportedly reeking of gasoline.

He is being held without bail.

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