(WICHITA, Kan.) — "I've been called upon to do a lot of things," Pastor Terry Fox says. "But I've got to tell you, this is about the most unique call I've ever received."
The call was from the mother of death row inmate Michael Hooper--convicted of murdering his girlfriend and two children in Oklahoma and set to be executed on August 14th. She wants Fox--an outspoken supporter of the death penalty--to come speak to her son and then be with her as they witness his execution.
"What I've had to ask myself is, will this change my view of the death penalty?" Fox ponders.
Fox never met the killer but has known his mother for quite a while. She lives in Oklahoma now but lived in Wichita up until about a year ago, and was a regular attendee at Summit Church where Fox pastors.
"She is going through something that I don't think anyone can imagine," Fox says.