GREENFIELD — The family of fallen officer Malcolm Grass has started a letter-writing campaign to keep the man who killed the former sheriff in prison.
Citing health problems, Marvin Castor, who shot and killed Grass during a police standoff in 1986, has petitioned the court to be transferred from the Plainfield Correctional Facility to a nursing home.
Castor, 72, is currently housed in the prison’s infirmary, according to the petition. He is due to be released in 2016 at the conclusion of his 60-year sentence (30 years with good behavior).
In the petition, Castor states he is unable to walk or move his left arm because of multiple strokes he has suffered over the years. He also complains of a variety of other physical and mental health problems including diabetes, dementia, and schizophrenia.