Isaac was a handyman who claimed that Ms. Gillespie owed him $2,000 for services rendered.
Earlier in the day of her murder, Isaac taped a note to Gillespie’s Brooklyn, N.Y. apartment door which contained a list of chores for which he was demanding money. Also that day, someone had poured glue into her apartment door locks.
On the day of the murder, Isaac waited in Gillespie’s apartment building for her while she was out shopping. And Isaac was in the building when Gillespie returned.
The grizzly scene of the elevators doors in Gillespie’s building opening, and Isaac dousing her with gasoline and then setting her on fire by throwing a Molotov cocktail at her, was all caught on the building’s surveillance system.
One day after the fire bombing, he turned himself in to the NYPD claiming that he was taking his orders from the devil.
After surrendering to police, Isaac was charged with first-degree murder and arson.
He was sentenced today to 50 years to life in prison according to ABC News.
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