NYC man charged with murder for torching woman

Jerome Isaac is led out of the 77th Precinct house in the Brooklyn borough of New York Dec. 18, 2011, following his arrest in the death of a woman set afire in an elevator.
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NEW YORK - 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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