Kelsey Grammer: Sibling’s rape, murder still haunts

Kelsey Grammer: Sibling’s rape, murder still haunts

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

Reportedly, Grammer honoured his sister’s memory by ensuring her killer remains behind bars.

“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.

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.

—IANS