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Man who raped, killed Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole in US; actor opposed release

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows Freddie Glenn who is serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder in 1975 of Karen Elisa Grammer, the sister of actor star Kelsey Grammer. 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. Kelsey Grammer testified against his release. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections)

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows Freddie Glenn who is serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder in 1975 of Karen Elisa Grammer, the sister of actor star Kelsey Grammer. 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. Kelsey Grammer testified against his release. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections)

DENVER - A man who raped and killed actor Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release.

A prison spokeswoman said Wednesday that Freddie Glenn's parole request has been denied for now.

Glenn, who is serving a life sentence, was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado Springs 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 during Tuesday's parole hearing. He was 18 at the time of Karen Grammer's death and said he thinks he deserves a second chance.

Kelsey 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

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