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Police Questioning Man In Woman's Fire Death

NEW YORK - Police say they are questioning a man in connection with the death of a New York City woman set on fire in the elevator of her apartment building.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Sunday that the 47-year-old man went into a police precinct a couple of miles from where the attack happened in Brooklyn and said he had started a fire.

Authorities say the man has made statements implicating himself and came in overnight reeking of gasoline. He hasn't been charged. Deloris Gillespie burned to death in the elevator Saturday
afternoon. Police say a man was waiting for her, sprayed the 64-year-old woman with accelerant and set her on fire with a Molotov cocktail.

Police have said they believe the suspect knew Gillespie
      
      

      
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