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Crime Stringbean Akeman’s killer free on parole

23:25  05 november  2019
23:25  05 november  2019 Source:   tennessean.com

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David Akeman (June 17, 1915 – November 10, 1973) better known as Stringbean (or String Bean ), was an American singer-songwriter, musician, comedian

The Tennessee Board of Parole has voted to grant the release of the man convicted of murdering Grand Ole Opry star David “ Stringbean ” Akeman and his wife.

On Monday, under a clear blue sky, John A. Brown took his first steps as a free man in more than 40 years.

a white truck parked in a parking lot: John A. Brown climbed into a white van just before 9 a.m. and rode away from the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility. His blue prison scrubs had been traded for khakis and a white polo.© Adam Tamburin / The Tennessean John A. Brown climbed into a white van just before 9 a.m. and rode away from the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility. His blue prison scrubs had been traded for khakis and a white polo.

The convicted double murderer climbed into a white van just before 9 a.m. and rode away from the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility. His blue prison scrubs had been traded for khakis and a white polo.

A roster of country stars fought Brown’s request to gain parole because they knew his victims: David “Stringbean” Akeman and Estelle Akeman, and they knew how they died.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. ‚€œ The Tennessee Board of Parole has voted to grant the release of John Brown who was convicted of murdering Grand Ole Opry star David

Jan Howard spoke at the parole hearing of John Brown, who was convicted of murdering Grand Ole Opry star David ' Stringbean ' Akeman and his wife in 1973.

The stars showed up at Brown’s parole hearings voicing staunch opposition against the pleas of his family and supporters who said the 64-year-old inmate had been locked up long enough.

By contrast, his release was subdued; no family or protesters were there. A small cluster of news reporters watched quietly from a gravel parking lot as the van drove off the property, heading toward an undisclosed family member’s home.

Pastor Maury Davis of Cornerstone Church agreed to give Brown a job on the church’s custodial staff. Brown’s wife is a longtime member of the Madison church.

Although Brown has a place to stay, a church family and a job offer on the table, experts predict he will face many challenges beyond the barbed wire fences of a state prison. Men released after decades behind bars need help with seemingly simple tasks, from using cell phones to writing a check.

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Timeline of ' Stringbean ' Akeman Murder Case. Adam Tamburin, [email protected] Published Howard spoke at a hearing in April, saying he shouldn't get "another breath of free air." David " Stringbean " Akeman , striped shirt, performs with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs during a

“It’s an adjustment,” said Pearl McNeil, a staffer at Aphesis House, a transitional housing program for men released from prison. “It’s like they’re living on another planet compared to when they left.”

Supporter Tom Hallquist, who met Brown while teaching a class at the prison, said Brown is aware of the hardships that lie ahead. The two spoke about a week before Brown was released.

“He’s scared,” Hallquist said. “He’s scared because he’s not sure of what’s going to happen.”

Hallquist wrote a letter last month, urging the Tennessee Board of Parole to release Brown. A majority of board members agreed to do so after an Oct. 15 hearing.

The decision outraged country stars, who can hardly bear to think back on the killings.

On Nov. 10, 1973, Brown ambushed Stringbean and Estelle Akeman as they returned home from a night at the Opry. Stringbean was known to carry a lot of cash, and the Brown cousins had been looking for it.

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On a Saturday night in late 1973, David " Stringbean " Akeman and his wife returned home after he performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Both were shot dead shortly after their arrival. The killers had waited for hours. The bodies were discovered the following morning by their neighbor, Grandpa Jones.

Stringbean Akeman and his wife has been granted parole . One of the men convicted for the 1973 murder of Grand Ole Opry star David " Stringbean " Akeman and his wife has been granted parole . The parole board took the results of that evaluation into consideration before voting to free him

John Brown shot Stringbean Akeman when the country star walked inside the house. He chased after Estelle Akeman as she ran through the front yard before falling to her knees. She was begging for mercy when he shot her in the back of the head.

John Brown and his cousin and co-defendant Doug Marvin Brown were both convicted and sentenced to serve two life terms. Doug Brown died in prison in 2003.

Hallquist acknowledged the brutal nature of the murders. But he said Brown’s spotless prison record and his reputation as a positive role model for fellow inmates point toward successful rehabilitation.

“If he can help another person not make the same mistake he’s made, he’s going to make a difference,” Hallquist said. “I think he can do a lot more good on the outside than he can on the inside.”

Brown will have to meet with a parole officer within three days of his release, according to Neysa Taylor, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Correction. He is required to report to that parole officer twice a week for the next three months. He is also wearing a GPS monitor that will track his location.

Reach Adam Tamburin at 615-726-5986 and on Twitter @tamburintweets.

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