The felon convicted for placing up the 1985 murder of point out parole officer Brian Rooney has been produced on parole — right after a listening to in which the convict defiantly denied committing the crime, according to a transcript received by The Write-up.
“I experienced totally nothing at all in any respect to do with this crime and I am so sorry for what took place to the family of [Officer Rooney]. But I performed no role in taking his lifestyle or collaborating in taking his daily life,” inmate Perry Bellamy claimed during the Aug. 18 Parole Board hearing at Wonderful Meadow Correctional prison that preceded his Sept. 30 launch.
“I’m not the gentleman that was involved. I’m not the person that did the crime,” additional Bellamy, 59, who vowed to be a “better man” on his launch.
The murder accomplice’s independence has outraged parole officers who labored with Rooney as properly as the union that signifies them.
Bellamy’s launch is just the latest case in point of the Gov. Andrew Cuomo-appointed Parole Board permitting loose convicted killers.
Many others sprung involve cop killer Herman Bell wacko Bruce Haims, who bludgeoned a youthful girl to death with a club and Sam Ayala — who raped and murdered two youthful moms with their horrified young little ones in just earshot throughout a Westchester County residence invasion.
Bellamy — considered an associate of notorious drug lord Lorenzo “Fat Cat” Nichols — was convicted of luring Rooney to meet him close to Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica by proclaiming to have information about one of his conditions in trade for $5,000 in blood income.
There, a hit squad performing on Nichols’ orders pulled up together with Rooney’s automobile and opened hearth, killing him with 5 shots.
Bellamy was sentenced to 15 a long time to existence after currently being convicted of 2nd-degree murder and gun possession.
But somewhat than present contrition, Bellamy invested significantly of his parole hearing professing he spent 34 years in prison for a murder he did not dedicate.
In the course of the listening to executed by Parole Board commissioners Otis Cruse and Michael Corley, Bellamy denied he was a member of Lorenzo’s drug crew — outlining they would have never allow him are living.
“There is no way in the globe that people can label you as a snitch but nonetheless use you to be section of this and then let you reside. So it did not take place,” Bellamy, 59, stated all through his listening to.
Previous Parole Board Chairman Bob Dennison, who met Bellamy in jail about his circumstance a couple of a long time in the past, believes the inmate’s assert that he wasn’t an accomplice in Officer Rooney’s murder.
He claimed Bellamy took the fall for being the established-up guy because he felt he would be safer in jail than out on the streets and did not expect to do significantly time.
The US Attorney’s office environment wrote a letter indicating Bellamy wasn’t associated in the murder based mostly on interviews with drug dealers it prosecuted, he additional.
“He introduced 30-one thing several years on himself. He lied,” Dennison stated.
“Bellamy preferred to get off the streets. They killed his father.” Dennison claimed of Lorenzo’s drug crew assassinating Bellamy’s father in his barber store.
“Bellamy assumed they would destroy him due to the fact they considered he was a rat,” he explained.
Cruse and Corley, who made the decision Bellamy’s situation, dismissed his innocence promises — but slash him unfastened anyway.
“Your launch need to in no way disregard the choice of the courtroom, or be interpreted as mitigating nor excusing the really serious mother nature of your steps which contributed to the senseless decline of lifestyle. … Also, it does not limit the terrible ache and struggling brought about upon the victim’s loved ones and modern society,” the final decision explained.
Through the hearing, Cruse chastised Bellamy for not earning a General Education and learning Diploma for the duration of his many years in prison.
Bellamy moved to North Carolina subsequent his launch, which signifies a New York parole officer will not have to supervise another person convicted of killing 1 of their have.