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Kelsey Grammer speaks to sister's murderer for the first time: 'I forgive you'

ETonline, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:30am (PDT)
  • Kelsey Grammer has some powerful words for the man convicted of raping and murdering his 18-year-old sister in 1975.

    The actor spoke during a parole meeting Tuesday deciding if his sister's killer would remain bars. Present for the hearing via a monitor, Grammer, 59, addressed inmate Freddie Glen, 57, for the first time.

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    "I accept that you live with remorse," Grammer told Glenn after the latter apologized for the crime and said that he was a changed man. "But I live with tragedy every day."

    "I accept your apology. I forgive you," the "Frasier" star surprisingly added. "However, I cannot give your release my endorsement. To give that a blessing would be a betrayal of my sister's life."

    Glenn was convicted of killing Grammer's sister, Karen Elisa Grammer, after he and two accomplices kidnapped her from a Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado Springs where she worked. He is serving a life term at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility.

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    "I want to believe you have actually changed your life," Grammer told a reportedly tearful Glen. "Things you say, I accept a lot of it … You could not have come to a better person in the world than me to advocate for someone who has made some bad choices.”

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