Follow-up: Stringbean murderer to go free?

Dave Akeman a.ka. StringbeanWe posted earlier in the week concerning the possibility that John A. Brown, convicted for the brutal murders of Dave Akeman (a.k.a Stringbean) and his wife Estelle, might be released on parole.

That piece prompted a note from Sandy Rothman, a prominent west coast picker and former Blue Grass Boy, suggesting that we share a bit more information about how String’s many fans and friends could become involved in helping to thwart Brown’s release.

Specifically, Sandy suggests that letters sent to the Parole Board might help sway the two remaining votes on the parole application.

“Letters may influence these board members who have not heard from people who remember String and know his history, not only as a country music entertainer but as the first banjo picker in Bill Monroe’s band.”

Communication can be sent to:

Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1300
Nashville, TN 37243

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.