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NY man arraigned for lighting woman on fire

A New York City man allegedly burned a woman alive inside an elevator.

December 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A man in New York was arraigned on murder and arson charges Monday for allegedly burning an elderly woman alive inside an elevator.

Investigators say Jerome Isaac used a canister sprayer to douse a 73-year-old woman with a flammable liquid before setting her on fire with a Molotov cocktail.

Issac surrendered to police and confessed the woman owned him about $2,000 for some work he had once done for her.

Issac appeared in court with visible burns on his face but said nothing.

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