I can’t think of a more horrific way to die then being set on fire. I mean between the smoke inhalation and the intense heat boiling off your skin you would think that such a horrible death would be reserved for the most vile of people. Unfortunately this past weekend it was the way a kindly woman was killed.
I’m sure you’ve all seen the video or read the articles by now but just to recap Deloris Gillespie was murdered in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building when 47-year-old Jerome Isaac set her on fire. Dressed as an exterminator Issac waited outside the elevator door and when Ms. Gillespie came to her floor Isaac is said to have doused her in a flammable liquid then set her on fire. Apparently the rate of burn wasn’t to his liking so he then lit a Molotov cocktail and threw it into the elevator. This was all done because Isaac felt that Ms. Gillespie owed him $2000 for work that he had supposedly done on her apartment. Her family said that before her murder Isaac was leaving threatening notes for her but that she couldn’t file a restraining order because she didn’t know his last name.
Of course it seems that it’s just the good among us that meet horrible ends like this as neighbors say that Ms. Gillespie was well-loved in her neighborhood. Isaac on the other hand is currently being held without bail and still has his unfortunate life. No death penalty for him since New York no longer has it.
What ‘they’ should do is they should take Isaac to the top floor of the Empire State Building, put him in the elevator, set him on fire then cut the elevator cables. They they can see what killed him first, the fire or the fall.