GREENFIELD — A judge has denied convicted murderer Marvin Castor’s request to spend the remainder of his sentence in a nursing home.
Castor, who was convicted in the shooting death of former Hancock County Sheriff Malcolm Grass in 1986, petitioned the court in August to move him from a Plainfield prison to an area nursing home, citing health issues.
His petition listed a number of physical and mental ailments, including diabetes, schizophrenia and the after-effects of multiple strokes.
The victim’s family, upon hearing of Castor’s petition, reached out to law enforcement and members of the community for help in starting a letter-writing campaign.
Carolyn Grass, Malcolm Grass’ widow, said the outpouring of support was overwhelming.