Jerome Isaac, the man accused of torching a woman in a Brooklyn elevator, has been ordered to undergo psychiatric help. Supreme Court Justice Desmond Green granted the request for psychiatric examination that was made by the lawyer defending Isaac.
My job is to consider all possible defenses, lawyer Howard Tanner said according to the New York Daily News. Isaac was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder and arson charges. He did not appear in court.
Surveillance video shows that Isaac sprayed Delores Gillespie, his victim, with gasoline then lit her on fire with a lighter. Gillespie was 73-years-old. She had been in an ongoing dispute with Isaac who claimed she owed him money for handyman work.