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Sibling's rape, murder still haunts Kelsey

Los Angeles
December 10, 2017

Kelsey Grammer

 

   Actor Kelsey Grammer says he still feels heartbroken over the rape and murder of his sister Karen in 1975.

Grammer honoured his sister's memory by ensuring her killer remains behind bars, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"I have learnt to forgive. I have even told the guy I forgive him, although I don't advocate his freedom. I don't think that is reasonable," Grammer told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.

Grammer, who has twice supported the blocking of attempts by killer Freddie Glenn to get parole, said it was important to speak up for the rights of the victim's families.

"In a letter to the parole board, I said the punishment shouldn't be worse for the family than it is for the guy that killed the person and that's what this feels like sometimes," he said.

Grammer, who was 20 at the time, said the murder had almost pushed him over the edge and his belief in God was shattered but he has since recovered his faith.

Glenn was convicted in 1976 of killing Karen Grammer, 18, and two other victims chosen at random the year before.


Los Angeles
December 10, 2017

Kelsey Grammer

 

   Actor Kelsey Grammer says he still feels heartbroken over the rape and murder of his sister Karen in 1975.

Grammer honoured his sister's memory by ensuring her killer remains behind bars, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"I have learnt to forgive. I have even told the guy I forgive him, although I don't advocate his freedom. I don't think that is reasonable," Grammer told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.

Grammer, who has twice supported the blocking of attempts by killer Freddie Glenn to get parole, said it was important to speak up for the rights of the victim's families.

"In a letter to the parole board, I said the punishment shouldn't be worse for the family than it is for the guy that killed the person and that's what this feels like sometimes," he said.

Grammer, who was 20 at the time, said the murder had almost pushed him over the edge and his belief in God was shattered but he has since recovered his faith.

Glenn was convicted in 1976 of killing Karen Grammer, 18, and two other victims chosen at random the year before.




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