The felon convicted for setting up the 1985 murder of state parole officer Brian Rooney has been released on parole — after a hearing in which the convict defiantly denied committing the crime, according to a transcript obtained by The Post.
“I had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this crime and I am so sorry for what happened to the family of [Officer Rooney]. But I played no role in taking his life or participating in taking his life,” inmate Perry Bellamy claimed during the Aug. 18 Parole Board hearing at Great Meadow Correctional prison that preceded his Sept. 30 release.
“I’m not the man that was involved. I’m not the man that did the crime,” added Bellamy, 59, who vowed to be a “better man” upon his release.
The murder accomplice’s freedom has outraged parole officers who worked with Rooney as well as the union that represents them.
Bellamy’s release is just the latest example of the Gov.