Parole Board releases convict who set up parole officer’s murder
The felon convicted for organising the 1985 homicide of state parole officer Brian Rooney has been launched on parole — after a listening to through which the convict defiantly denied committing the crime, in line with a transcript obtained by The Put up.
“I had completely nothing in anyway to do with this crime and I’m so sorry for what occurred to the household of [Officer Rooney]. However I performed no position in taking his life or taking part in taking his life,” inmate Perry Bellamy claimed in the course of the Aug. 18 Parole Board listening to at Nice Meadow Correctional jail that preceded his Sept. 30 launch.
“I’m not the person that was concerned. I’m not the person that did the crime,” added Bellamy, 59, who vowed to be a “higher man” upon his launch.
The homicide confederate’s freedom has outraged parole officers who labored with Rooney in addition to the union that represents them.
Bellamy’s launch is simply the most recent instance of the Gov. Andrew Cuomo-appointed Parole Board letting free convicted killers.
Others sprung embrace cop killer Herman Bell; wacko Bruce Haims, who bludgeoned a younger lady to demise with a membership; and Sam Ayala — who raped and murdered two young moms with their horrified younger kids inside earshot throughout a Westchester County residence invasion.
Bellamy — deemed an affiliate of notorious drug lord Lorenzo “Fats Cat” Nichols — was convicted of luring Rooney to satisfy him close to Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica by claiming to have details about one in all his instances in alternate for $5,000 in blood cash.
There, a success squad performing on Nichols’ orders pulled up alongside Rooney’s automotive and opened hearth, killing him with 5 photographs.
Bellamy was sentenced to 15 years to life after being convicted of second-degree homicide and gun possession.
However relatively than present contrition, Bellamy spent a lot of his parole listening to claiming he spent 34 years in jail for a homicide he didn’t commit.
Through the listening to performed by Parole Board commissioners Otis Cruse and Michael Corley, Bellamy denied he was a member of Lorenzo’s drug crew — explaining they’d have by no means let him dwell.
“There isn’t a manner on the planet that folks can label you as a snitch however but use you to be a part of this after which allow you to dwell. So it didn’t occur,” Bellamy, 59, mentioned throughout his listening to.
Former Parole Board Chairman Bob Dennison, who met Bellamy in jail about his case just a few years in the past, believes the inmate’s declare that he wasn’t an confederate in Officer Rooney’s homicide.
He mentioned Bellamy took the autumn for being the set-up man as a result of he felt he could be safer in jail than out on the streets and didn’t anticipate to do a lot time.
The US Lawyer’s workplace wrote a letter indicating Bellamy wasn’t concerned within the homicide based mostly on interviews with drug sellers it prosecuted, he added.
“He introduced 30-something years on himself. He lied,” Dennison mentioned.
“Bellamy wished to get off the streets. They killed his father.” Dennison mentioned of Lorenzo’s drug crew assassinating Bellamy’s father in his barber store.
“Bellamy thought they’d kill him as a result of they thought he was a rat,” he mentioned.
Cruse and Corley, who determined Bellamy’s case, dismissed his innocence claims — however minimize him free anyway.
“Your launch ought to under no circumstances disregard the choice of the courtroom, or be interpreted as mitigating nor excusing the intense nature of your actions which contributed to the mindless lack of life. … Moreover, it doesn’t decrease the terrible ache and struggling triggered upon the sufferer’s household and society,” the choice mentioned.
Through the listening to, Cruse chastised Bellamy for not incomes a Basic Training Diploma throughout his many years in jail.
Bellamy moved to North Carolina following his launch, which implies a New York parole officer gained’t must supervise somebody convicted of killing one in all their very own.