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Kelsey Grammer says he forgives man who raped, killed sister but doesn't want him paroled

by The Associated Press

Posted Jul 30, 2014 11:59 am EDT

FILE - This June 25, 2014 file photo shows actor Kelsey Grammer at the premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in New York. Grammer testified against the release of Freddie Glenn who is serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of his sister Karen Elisa Grammer in 1975. Glenn was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster restaurant where she worked in 1975. He also was convicted of killing two men in separate slayings. A prison spokeswoman said Wednesday, July 30, 2014 that Glenn’s parole request has been denied for now. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

DENVER – Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn’t want him to be paroled.

Grammer testified by video Tuesday at the parole board hearing for Freddie Glenn, who is serving a life sentence at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. He was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster restaurant where she worked in 1975. He also was convicted of killing two men in separate slayings.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1s1EgB5 ) Glenn was tearful at times as he apologized. He was 18 at the time and said he thinks he deserves a second chance.

Grammer says he accepted Glenn’s apology, but endorsing his release would be a “betrayal of my sister’s life.”

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com