Jerome Isaac, 47, left, appears at his arraignment in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, where he was charged with murder and arson in the death of Delores Gillespie, 73, who was burned to death in the elevator of her Brooklyn, apartment building. Isaac is accused of spraying gasoline on Gillespie and setting her ablaze in the elevator. At right is Isaac's attorney Howard Tanner. (AP Photo/Jesse Ward, pool)
December 20, 2011 6:43:46 AM PST
By VERENA DOBNIK
NEW YORK - December 20, 2011 --
The New York man suspected of spraying a 73-year-old woman with gasoline and setting her on fire in an elevator was charged Monday with murder and arson.