Monday, 19 December 2011

Sad and devastating as a woman was burnt alive in a Lift by a man

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This sad story was just reported by yahoo news and it is really horrifying that people could be very wicked to fellow human beings. The report reads that; A man has been charged with murder and arson after a woman was burned to death in a lift in her New York apartment building. Jerome Isaac, 47, allegedly sprayed Deloris Gillespie, 73, with a flammable liquid and then set her alight when her lift stopped on the fifth floor, police said. The attack is believed to have stemmed from a dispute over \$2,000, police added.

Earlier, police released CCTV images of the incident as they searched for Ms Gillespie's attacker seen entering the lift in Brooklyn, New York. He was dressed as a pest controller, with gloves, a protective mask on his head and a container on his back. He then went to the fifth floor and lay in wait for his victim, who was returning home from shopping. The attacker was reported to have first glued shut the locks on the woman's apartment and then doused the lift door with accelerant.
As she opened it, the man sprayed her in the face, then covered her from head to toe in flammable liquid. Ms Gillespie crouched down and threw her hands up to her face, as shopping bags dangled from her arms. Having cornered the woman in the lift, he then ignited a Molotov cocktail - a wine bottle filled with accelerant with a rag stuffed in its neck.
The video went white as the woman was set on fire using the bottle's wick.
The man then threw the bottle inside the lift, after crouching behind the door "as if he was anticipating an explosion", according to one policeman.
Neighbours described Ms Gillespie as a "wonderful" person who always looked out for others.
"Everybody in the neighbourhood would tell you, anything she had in her house she'd give you," Dorinda Thomas, 56, told the New York Post.
"She was a wonderful lady, you understand."-Source: yahoonews

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