A Brooklyn man has admitted that he burned a woman alive who had helped him out in the past.

The 47-year-old suspect reeked of gasoline when he turned himself in for the murder of the 73-year-old woman.   He says that the woman found out that he had stolen her kitchenware and her DVD player and refused to pay him for some odd jobs that she hired him to do around her apartment.

The man surprised her as she stepped off her elevator, sprayed her with flammable liquid, used a barbecue lighter to set her on fire, and then tossed a Molotov cocktail at her for extra measure.

He has been charged with first degree murder and arson