GUILTY NY - Deloris Gillespie, 73, burned alive on elevator, Brooklyn, 17 Dec 2011

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  1. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    This is absolutely horrific. I pray with every ounce of my being that those elevator cameras help capture this monster.

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    Man burns woman alive in New York elevator

    (CNN) -- Police in New York are looking for a man who doused a woman with a flammable liquid and lit her on fire, killing her, in the elevator of a Brooklyn apartment building Saturday.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/justice/new-york-elevator-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
     
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  3. CarolinaMoon

    CarolinaMoon Active Member

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    I read this earlier and am appalled. I have family in Brooklyn and have been up and down many elevators to visit them. I am so in fear for them. Anybody, if you know this guy, call the police on him pronto.

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    Photo from CNN.
     
  4. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    We have close family friends less than a mile from this woman's apartment building. I worry as well. But I have to think it was something personal, kwim? Hopefully once they catch him - and I do believe they will - we'll find out more. So terribly sad.
     
  5. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Dear sweet Lord have mercy. Poor Ms. Gillespie.

    Who does that? Who can be so utterly brutal? He sprayed accelerant, has trouble with the lighter and then a Molotov?

    This poor lady lived in this building for 20 years.

    They believe his face and hands are burned. Someone knows him.

    The only thing I could even think or suggest that perhaps this dear woman complained about drug dealing in the building? Maybe mistaken identity?

    RIP Ms. Gillespie.
     
  6. stilettos

    stilettos Former Member

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    He just looks so calm and cavalier about it. OMG please turn him in if you know him. I am thinking he may have just done this for kicks...he doesn't look angry...he looks almost clinical...like he is watching an experiment. God rest her poor soul.
     
  7. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Man who could have set Brooklyn woman on fire in police custody

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...ct_could_F3MVKIYxloo9soYHFYGn6M#ixzz1gtq22tEh


    Police have a 32-year-old in custody who they suspect could be the man who set a woman on fire inside an elevator in Brooklyn, sources said.

    The man walked in to the NYPD's Transit District 32 -- at Carroll Street near Franklin Ave. -- reeking of gasoline and made statements implicating himself in the gruesome crime, sources said.

    He was brought to the 77th Precinct for further questioning, sources said, and has not yet been charged.
     
  8. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    From the above link....


    Prior to dousing 64-year-old Dolores Gillespie with an accelerant and setting her on fire while she stood in the elevator of her Prospect Heights apartment building on Underhill Ave, the suspect allegedly went to a nearby apartment building and set a door on fire, sources said.

    The Fire Department extinguished that blaze and found Molotov cocktails on the scene, sources said, and no one was injured.

    It's believed he knew the occupants of that building as well, sources said.

    Police suspect that the man could be an ex- or a former lover of Gillespie's.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...ct_could_F3MVKIYxloo9soYHFYGn6M#ixzz1gtqhuIu3
     
  9. fran

    fran Former Member

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    This is beyond awful!

    Poor woman.

    May she RIP.
    :rose:

    fran
     
  10. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    They have a good quality image. Should be easy enough to check this 32 year old they have in custody against this image.
     
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    Nefriahaia Inactive

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    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2102747,00.html
     
  12. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Mein Gott. Rivals the ad exec crushed to death in NYC last week in terms of tales of elevator horror.
     
  13. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking that I need to avoid all elevators after this past week of horror stories.

    This poor woman, may she rest peacefully.
     
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    Jerome Isaac, 47, of 315 Lincoln Place in Brooklyn, was charged with first-degree murder and arson in the horrific death of Delores Gillespie, who’d hired Isaac to do odd jobs but fired him after she caught him stealing, her nephew said today.
    “He was doing more stealing than cleaning,” said a distraught Rickey Causey, 52, about the man in custody for allegedly setting 73-year-old victim Delores Gillespie on fire in her building’s elevator Saturday afternoon
    More at link:


    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...ct_could_F3MVKIYxloo9soYHFYGn6M#ixzz1gv4vPguY
     
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    So many conflicting accounts. Boyfriend, handyman, lived there, on and on. Bottom line this poor woman suffered.



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...id-set-alight-elevator-Brooklyn-New-York.html


    Seasoned detective said he's been doing that job for years and he ain't never seen no **** like that. That is saying something.

    This "guy's" face is burned.



    A neighbor of Ms. Gillespie's said he recognized the man from around the building and had seen him carrying bags for Ms. Gillespie as well as a bookcase at one time.

    The neighbor said he was an intelligent guy who was well dressed and he often discussed politics, religion, and war with him.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/n...in-brooklyn-elevator-police-question-man.html


    Like many elderly people I bet this poor woman had a rigid schedule and he knew when she went food shopping.
     
  17. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Here's more (bbm):

     
  18. CanManEh

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    In my oppinion being set on fire is one of , If not the woarst way to Die ...
     
  19. Steely Dan

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/justice/new-york-elevator-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    Police: Arrest made in New York elevator burning death
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    updated 8:13 PM EST, Sun December 18, 2011

    New York (CNN) -- A 47-year-old man was arrested Sunday in the death of a 73-year-old woman who was set on fire in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building, telling police the woman owed him $2,000, New York police said.

    Jerome Isaac faces charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, along with arson, police said in a statement.

    The victim was identified as Deloris Gillespie. Isaac also lives in Brooklyn, but does not live at the address where the incident took place, police said in a statement.

    Isaac told police Gillespie owed him $2,000 for work he claims he did for her, said NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne. He turned himself in to police overnight or early Sunday morning, he said....


    Wow! I'm glad they caught that guy. He is obviously extremely deranged. JMO
     
  20. davehead21

    davehead21 Active Member

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    That story is absolutely horrific. I agree, Steely....that man is very, very deranged.
     
  21. SyraKelly

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    This is just beyond evil!!!!-and we don't have the DP here in NY- if there was ever a person who deserves it-its this animal!!!!!!

    RIP Ms.Gillespie!
     

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