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Actor Kelsey Grammer: Sister’s killer denied parole

The Colorado Department of Corrections’ parole board board has denied the convicted killer of Actor Kelsey Grammer’s sister.
The Colorado Department of Corrections’ parole board board has denied the convicted killer of Actor Kelsey Grammer’s sister.Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Paramount

The parole board has denied the convicted killer of Actor Kelsey Grammer’s sister on Wednesday. The Colorado Department of Corrections’ parole board’s decision has been deferred for three years, according to Denver Post reports.

Actor Kelsey Grammer testified by video with the person who killed his sister 39 years ago this Tuesday. During the video exchange aired at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in Colorado Springs, Grammer was able to converse with the convicted killer, Freddie Glenn.

On July 1, 1975, the convicted killer, who was 18-years of age at the time, along with three other men, took part in the nabbing, brutal gang rape and killing of Karen Elisa Grammer; the young girl, also 18-years-old, was just coming off from work outside the Red Lobster restaurant.

Glenn was initially sentenced to the gas chamber however; the state’s death penalty was overturned two years later by the Colorado Supreme Court; his status was changed to a life sentence with eligibility for parole after 10 years by decision of the parole board.

During the actor’s testimony exchange, he was able to listen to Glenn’s tearful apology, an act he committed almost four decades ago. According to CBS News, he pleaded with the “Cheers” star for a second chance at life.

In acknowledgement to the convict’s plea for freedom, the “Frasier” actor did accept his apology but unwilling to agree with his release from jail.

The “Frasier” star said, “I accept that you live with remorse, but I live with tragedy every day,” according to CBS News reports.

On Wednesday, Adrienne Jacobson, a Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman, announced their decision.

In an email, Jacobson wrote, “Denied at this time” and Glenn will be eligible to “see the (parole) board again in three year,” according to the Denver Post.

The “Boss” star will now have three more years before he may testify again on behalf of his murdered sibling.

The “Greek” celebrity, father to six children and married four times, has had to deal with challenges over substance abuse during his career; on October 10, 2011, he welcomed his first grandson, Emmett Emmanual Hesketh

In addition to his sister’s horrific death, A-list actor Kelsey Grammer, has been plagued by loss most of his life; his estranged father, Frank Allen Grammer Jr., was shot to death, his twin half-brothers died untimely as a result of a scuba accident and he lost a son from a twin pregnancy with current wife, Kayte Walsh.