** FILE ** In this Sept. 24, 2007 file photo, actor Kelsey Grammer arrives at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party in Los Angeles. A spokesman for Kelsey Grammer says the "Frasier" star is recovering in a Hawaii hospital after a mild heart attack. Stan Rosenfield says Grammer is "resting comfortably" in an undisclosed hospital in Hawaii after being stricken Saturday, May 31, 2008,. He will be released early this week, Rosenfield said. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
34-years-ago, Karen Grammer was brutally killed after a botched robbery in Colorado Springs. Her convicted killer, Freddie Glenn, is now up for parole.
Karen's brother, actor Kelsey Grammer has said he will be at that parole hearing at the Limon Correctional Facility Monday.
Former Assistant District Attorney Chuck Heim, investigated the murder.
"I remember this case very vividly," Heim says.
Even more than three decades later. But this was a horrible murder of a young woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"She was sitting outside as I recall, waiting for her boyfriend to get out of work and these clowns picked her up," Heim says.
It was July 1st, 1975.
18-year-old Grammer was sitting in a car outside of a Red Lobster in Colorado Springs, when three men, including Freddie Glenn, tried to rob the restaurant. When that didn't work they kidnapped Grammer, thinking she could identify them. The men took turns raping her over four hours. They told her they were going to let her go, and dragged her from the car. It was then that Glenn slit her throat and left her.
"She crawled up on a back porch, where there was a light, but the homeowners were out. You could see bloody hand prints and finger prints where she tried to reach the doorbell for help and she died there," Heim remembered, "It was a vicious killing."
Glenn was tried and convicted of Grammer's murder and he was given the death penalty for it. But the Supreme Court overturned the death penalty which made Glenn eligible for parole after thirty years. He served ten years for Grammer's murder and twenty for two other homicides he was convicted of.
"This man is a man, who as far as I am concerned, should never hit the streets again," Heim says.
Under current law, if someone is convicted of first degree murder, they are sentenced to life with no possibility of parole. That is not retroactive to Glenn's conviction.
The parole hearing will take place at the Limon Correctional Facility on Monday.
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