Kelsey Grammer featured in new TV ad for Marsy’s Law for Montana

November 2, 2016

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Kelsey Grammer featured in new TV ad for Marsy’s Law for Montana

(Helena, Mont.)—Actor Kelsey Grammer tells of his experience as a victim of crime in a new television advertisement that began airing today for CI-116, Marsy’s Law.  The advertisement can be viewed here.

When he was a young man, Grammer’s father was shot and killed at their home.  Six years later, his sister was raped and murdered.  Grammer’s family was not notified when his father’s killer was released from prison.

“When my father’s killer was released and allowed to live out his days in freedom we were never told,” said Grammer. “I found out through the National Inquirer. It seemed like a cruel joke. In my sister’s case, I have been allowed a voice in the parole hearings of her killers and they remain in jail to this day.”

Recent polling shows a strong majority of Montana voters support Marsy’s Law.  The poll, conducted in October, had 72% of voters saying they would vote for CI-116 and only 9% against.

Marsy’s Law for Montana is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas. Marsy was a beautiful, vibrant University of California Santa Barbara 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 her daughter’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. They had no idea that he had been released on bail.