Still More on Baba Elazar ZT"L
The murderer has no regrets (which seems to contradict previous reports) and considers himself Pinehas Ben Elazar who was zealous for G-d.
Update: Kabbalists, surrounding Baba Elazar's fresh grave, issued a Pulsa deNura against the murderer.
Rav Eliezer Shlomo Schick blamed the murder on disrespect of rabbis, quoting Bava Metzia 84b (which I had quoted previously in regard to disrespecting rabbis).
Rav Amnon Yitzhak said that perhaps it was due to non-kosher songs and singers. He said that the siman in Shulhan Aruch that has to do with the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash and not listening to music is Siman 560, which is also the gematria of the murderer (without the א in his last name). He added that the death of Tzaddik atones if we act in the ways of the Tzaddik, and since Baba Elazar was careful with guarding his eyes, we too should be more careful in these matters.
The gematria of both recent murderers put together (אשר דהאן,לוי אהרן) is 863. This equals וימת אתו (and he killed him). The phrase "וימת אתו" occurs only twice in Tanach.
The first was part of a fictional murder said by the woman from Tekoa.
Shemuel Bet 14:6:
Leiby was Basadeh - in the field, far from home. There was a struggle, police say. There was no Matzil for Leiby to save him. וימת אתו.
The second was from the killing of Gedalia.
The connection to Baba Elazar is obvious.