Liberty, NY – A murderer who was executed in Florida Tuesday evening for the 1984 murder of a 26-year-old wildlife officer was to be buried in Liberty Wednesday night.
Martin Grossman, 45, was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Margaret Park when she found him with a stolen gun in a nature preserve.
The funeral for Grossman is being held in Monsey Wednesday evening at Niklesburg Bais Medrash . He was later scheduled to be buried at Shel Emes Cemetery in Liberty.
Rabbi Isaac Lieder of Monsey organized the funeral and burial.
A number of people and organizations had rallied in support of Grossman. An archbishop had written to Florida Governor Charlie Christ, saying he had repented and was a “changed person.”
A number of Orthodox Jewish groups also asked the governor for clemency.