Gothamist reports today on Jerome Isaac, who allegedly confessed to burning 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie alive in a Prospect Heights elevator in the building at 203 Underhill Avenue. At the time of his arrest, Isaac allegedly boasted that police never would have caught him if he hadn’t turned himself in: “If the video wasn’t there, you would still be looking for me,” he was quoted as saying. So I guess he thinks his half-burned face wouldn’t have been an obvious giveaway?
Isaac is being held without bail due to the flight risk. Police say he clearly confessed to the crime, but it looks like he has pleaded “not guilty” to the charge of first-degree murder. Maybe a lawyer can explain the logic behind that?