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    Man burns woman alive in New York elevator

    Man burns woman alive in New York elevator - CNN.com

    Man burns woman alive in New York elevator

    By Maria P. White, CNN
    December 18, 2011 -- Updated 0824 GMT (1624 HKT)


    Surveillance video shows the man, dressed as an exterminator, dousing the woman with a liquid and then setting her on fire.

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    • Police: The man was waiting for the victim on the fifth floor of the building
    • Residents say the woman was in her 60s
    • Surveillance photos show a man dressed as an exterminator

    (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.

    Neighbors said the woman was returning home to her fifth floor apartment in Prospect Heights after a grocery store trip.

    When the elevator arrived, the man -- dressed as an exterminator -- sprayed her with an unidentified liquid, set her alight and then fled, police said.

    Residents told CNN affiliate WCBS they heard screams and saw smoke -- and realized a woman was on fire inside the elevator.

    "Myself and someone from the sixth floor went down knocking to get people out. Knocking on doors telling people 'There's a fire, get out, get out," a resident named John told the station. He did not want to give his last name.

    Neighbor Carmen Martinez told the station that the victim was a woman in her 60s who had lived in the building since the 1980s.

    "She used to give toys and gifts to kids all the time," Martinez told the station.

    The attack was caught on two surveillance cameras. Photos that police released of the attacker shows a man dressed in dark blue clothes, white gloves, with a dust mask on his head and carrying a container on his back.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Caught on tape: Killer douses woman with flammable liquid in elevator, sets her on fire

    BY JOE WALKER and KIRSTAN CONLEY

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    10:56 PM, December 17, 2011
    Posted: 7:31 PM, December 17, 2011

    A woman was doused with a flammable liquid and burned alive in a Brooklyn elevator this afternoon — and police are searching for her killer, law enforcement sources said.

    “She was screaming at the top of her lungs,” said a resident of the Prospect Heights building who heard screaming and the sounds of a struggle from his apartment. When he rushed outside, he smelled smoke.

    “It sounded like a person being attacked rather than someone stuck in an elevator,” said the witness, who identified himself only as David.


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    TWISTED -- Surveillance video shows the cold-blooded killer spraying his victim with a flammable liquid inside a Brooklyn elevator, and then setting her on fire, police said.


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    Firefighters at the scene of the gruesome murder in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, where a woman was apparently set on fire inside an elevator.

    Police said the suspect was waiting on the fifth floor and ambushed his victim as the elevator doors opened. He sprayed the woman with a flammable liquid and then set her aflame and ran off, leaving her to die in agony, police said.

    Police think they know who did it, the witness told The Post.

    “The cop told me, ‘We know exactly who did it and we have him on video,’” he said.

    The fire was raging when residents realized the danger.

    "It was a completely glowing flame," said Mike, 25. "It's deeply unsettling to think that someone would put someone in an elevator, and set them on fire, in my building."

    Another resident heard sounds of distress before the fire.

    "I heard people screaming, I thought it might be kids because it was high pitched," said John, 29. "I looked out the door and saw smoke coming out of the elevator. It smelled like plastic or wire burning, like an electrical fire."

    The fifth-floor fire at 203 Underhill Ave. sent residents scrambling — firefighters had to escort five residents from the upper floors of the building.

    “We were on the sixth floor, the glass was popping,” Mike Connor said. “We couldn’t see anything. It was all dark.”

    It’s not the first time there’s been a fire in the elevator of the Underhill Avenue building.

    “A couple of years ago there was a fire. It was a gang retaliation,” Delano Brown, 52, said. “Someone lit the elevator shaft on fire.”

    Edgar Belson, 37, said the fire caused chaos.

    “I ran outside, people were yelling,” he said.

    Five other people were hurt but not seriously injured in the blaze.


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    Cops view evidence as they investigate the scene. A witness says cops told him the killer was caught on video.


    Read more: Woman in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, dies after being set on fire in deadly elevator attack - NYPOST.com

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    i blame Hollywood.

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    its beyond horrible.

    when this man is arrested and imprisoned i suspect and hope he may suffer the same fate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    "She used to give toys and gifts to kids all the time,"
    And in the third photo, he looks like Eddie Murphy....

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    Man confesses to setting elderly woman on fire in NYC elevator

    Man confesses to setting elderly woman on fire in NYC elevator

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    NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- A 47-year-old man has confessed to killing an elderly woman by setting her on fire in a New York City elevator during the weekend, local media reported on Monday.

    Jerome Issac turned himself in to police on Sunday and confessed to having set 73-year-old General Post Office worker Deloris Gillespie on fire because she allegedly owed him $2,100 for previous work, police told the New York Post on Monday.

    According to reports, Issac waited for Gillespie at her building in the New York City borough of Brooklyn at around 4 p.m. local time on Saturday afternoon. When the elevator doors opened on the fifth floor, he sprayed flammable liquid before lighting her with a barbecue lighter and hurling a lit Molotov cocktail at the screaming victim.

    Gillespie crouched down but was unable to fight off the attack, according to police, and Issac eventually sprayed more liquid which killed her. The brutal murder was caught on tape by two cameras.

    After the attack, Issac fled to his nearby apartment, which he also tried to set ablaze, although he was only able to damage the door frame. He went on to the roof of the building to hide, as he thought he had already been identified as the killer. He fell asleep and later turned himself in at around 12.30 a.m. local time.

    Relatives have claimed that Issac stole several items, including a DVD player and kitchenware, from Gillespie, who had hired him for several odd jobs. Because of these alleged thefts, the victim had refused to pay him.

    As a result, family members and neighbors allege that Issac terrorized and harassed Gillespie constantly. He followed his victim, who was extremely scared of him, and cursed at her. He had been seen in front of the building several times.

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    Relatives have claimed that Issac stole several items, including a DVD player and kitchenware, from Gillespie, who had hired him for several odd jobs. Because of these alleged thefts, the victim had refused to pay him.

    As a result, family members and neighbors allege that Issac terrorized and harassed Gillespie constantly. He followed his victim, who was extremely scared of him, and cursed at her. He had been seen in front of the building several times.
    Good old community spirit eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    "She used to give toys and gifts to kids all the time,"
    And in the third photo, he looks like Eddie Murphy....
    Since he burned up half his face (presumably) in the process I think he looks more like Richard Pryor.

    They'll have to keep this guy in isolation, otherwise he won't make it out of Rikers.

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    Must have Thai blood in him, though they usually use guns for petty revenge murders.

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    Things have been rather quiet from New York for quite a few years, in the 80's they had some of the sickest psychopaths in the US competing on a daily basis for the title of most heinous murderering mutherfucker. Nice to see them making a comeback.

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