Marsy’s Law Launches New TV Ad Featuring Kelsey Grammer
(Pierre, SD)—Today Marsy’s Law for South Dakota (Amendment S) launched a new television ad featuring award winning actor Kelsey Grammer supporting Amendment S. Grammer is a crime victim whose father was shot and killed in his home at the age of thirty-eight. Six years later, Grammer’s sister was brutally raped and murdered when she was eighteen.
When his father’s killer was released from prison, the family was never notified. They found out through the National Inquirer. The killer of Grammer’s sister, Karen, remains in prison and Grammer has fought his efforts for parole.
Unfortunately, families in South Dakota have similar stories where criminals have been released or given parole hearings without notification being given to the families of the victim. As a result, families have been re-victimized.
Grammer is known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. He has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Tony Award.
View ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEpYLjTI7bQ
Marsy’s Law for South Dakota is a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights that is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas. Marsy was a beautiful, vibrant college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy was murdered, her mother Marcella and her brother Nick walked into a grocery store after visiting Marsy’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. They had no idea that he had been released on bail.
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