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Stringbean Akeman's Killer Denied Parole For 4th Time

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The convicted killer of Grand Ole Opry star Stringbean Akeman and his wife has been denied parole.

John Brown had gone before the parole board for the fourth time in July.

"I'm asking the board to not do what was popular, but to do the hard thing which is to grant me parole," Brown told the board on July 19.

Brown murdered Akeman and his wife Estelle in 1973 after a botched burglary attempt at the couple's home.

The 60-year-old has served 37 years so far. He will not be up for parole again until 2014.

John Brown and his cousin Marvin were both convicted in the Stringbean case. Marvin Brown died in prison.

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