DENVER — A man who raped and killed 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.

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Glenn, who is serving a life sentence, 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.