An article on Matzav tells us of a last minute appeal from the Pope via Vatican official Archbishop Fernando Filoni. He like others who have been seeking to at least stay his execution until all appeals are exhausted argued that he has changed and is now a man of faith.
Indeed many people have accused the Orthodox Public service organziations now actively involved in this that they are only doing it because he is now a Frum Jew.
Really! Frum Jew? I’m not so sure about that. From Matzav:
Grossman, meanwhile, has declined the traditional last meal. Instead, he will have banana cream and peanut butter cookies, canned fruit punch and a chicken sandwich he bought himself from the inmate canteen, according to the Department of Corrections.
Is this what a Jewish man of faith does just before he is about to meet his Maker? Eat Treif?
Not saying we should give up trying to save him. I still believe that his sentence should be commuted to life in prison without parole.