Kelsey Grammer Forgives Sister's Killer
Actor Kelsey Grammer has told the man who raped and killed his sister nearly 40 years ago he forgives him.
Grammer testified by videolink at the parole board hearing for Freddie Glenn, who is serving a life sentence at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in Colorado.
He was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster restaurant where she worked in 1975.
Grammer said his sister moved to the area to be closer to her boyfriend, and was a bright woman with a promising future.
Glenn, now 57, also was convicted of killing two men in separate murders.
The prisoner was tearful as he apologised to the Frasier star, according to the Denver Post.
He said he had got in with a bad crowd when he was 18 and thinks he deserves a second chance.
Glenn was originally sentenced to death but this was commuted to a life sentence when Colorado's death penalty was overturned.
"I want to believe you have actually changed your life," Grammer said. "Things you say, I accept a lot of it."
But the star, who recently featured in the new Transformers film, said he did not want Glenn to be paroled because it would be a "betrayal of my sister's life".
On Wednesday, a corrections department spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times that Glenn's parole had been denied. He will appear before the board again in three years, she said.