The man accused of using a machete to hack five Jews at a Chanukkah event had Jewish friends while growing up — and even did Shabbos chores for them, his mom told The Post on Wednesday.
Grafton Thomas, 37, “was born in a Jewish neighborhood in Crown Heights,” Kim Thomas said in her first public statements since her son’s arrest in the Saturday night bloodbath in Monsey.
Kim, 55, said her son would help one Jewish family observe Shabbos by performing melacha for them..
“Grafton grew up going there on a Friday afternoon to turn off the lights for them,” she said.
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