As Clock Ticks, Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Grossman Execution

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florida-supreme-courtThe state of Florida is set to execute Mr. Martin Grossman of St. Petersburg, Florida, who was convicted of killing a state wildlife officer 24 years ago. Martin Edward Grossman is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. today at the Florida State Prison near Starke.

This afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the execution, clearing the way for the execution.

{Bay News9/Noam Newscenter}


  1. Nebach….

    Just received this response from Gov Christ:

    Thank you for contacting me and sharing your concerns about the execution of Martin Grossman.

    On December 13, 1984, Mr. Grossman violated the terms of his probation by leaving Pasco County and having a stolen firearm in his possession. In a routine stop, Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer Margaret Park found the weapon. When she reached for the radio in her patrol car to report him, Mr. Grossman attacked her with her own large flashlight, beating her over the head and shoulders 20 to 30 times. When Officer Park tried to fight back, Mr. Grossman took her .357 Magnum revolver and shot her in the back of the head, killing her.

    Mr. Grossman took several carefully planned steps to cover up this horrible crime. The weapon was buried, and Mr. Grossman attempted to burn his clothes and shoes, which were later disposed of in a nearby lake. The following day, Mr. Grossman thoroughly cleaned the van and changed its tires to mislead law enforcement.

    Officer Park’s autopsy revealed lacerations on top of her head, hemorrhaging inside the scalp and extensive fracturing of the skull. All of these injuries resulted from Mr. Grossman’s attack. The facts of this crime clearly meet the definition of heinous, atrocious and cruel, and his actions afterward demonstrate his well-reasoned attempts to cover it up.

    The courts have fully reviewed Mr. Grossman’s legal claims, and his conviction and sentence have been affirmed by both the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Based on the facts and exhaustion of legal proceedings, and in accordance with Florida law, I signed his death warrant on January 12, 2010.

    Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

  2. There is nothing more we an do or say. We wrote, we davened, we pleaded and begged. The rest is up to the One Above. Afilu Cherev Chadah munachas al tzavoro shel odom al yimna melihispallel.


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