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Stringbean Killer Up for Parole

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Stringbean AkemanOn November 10, 1973, David Akeman, better known as "Stringbean" was murdered along with his wife, Estelle. The thieves believed their was a lot of money in his cabin home in Tennessee and they waited for the pair to return home and then, in cold blood, brutally killed David and his wife. July 19th, John A. Brown, one of the two men convicted of killing Stringbean and his wife years ago, is coming up for parole. Readers are encouraged to contact and voice their opposition to this parole offering.

If you would like to voice your concern over the parole of Mr. Brown, please send an email to jennifer.l.brinkman@tn.gov. Let her know that you oppose this parole and why. In July 2008, the Tennessee Parole Board deferred any parole for 36 months. That time has arrived.

Stringbean was the early banjo player on TV's Hee Haw and was at the peak of his career as an entertainer and musician. He was active on the Grand Ole Opry where he and Grandpa Jones shared banjo performing. They later became a part of the Hee Haw program where the scarecrow on the program was left for the entire series as a rememberance of Stringbean who would pop-up to give his one-liners.

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