Freed man to return to jail?

October 31, 2008 8:37:58 AM PDT
A Queens man who was freed from jail after his murder conviction was tossed out will remain free for now.Kareem Bellamy, 41, served 14 years for the 1994 murder of James Abbott. A judge freed him two months ago after another man confessed to the killing on tape. But now, prosecutors say that tape was a phony, cooked up by defense attorneys.

Bellamy has been appointed a new lawyer, but he didn't seem worried.

"I know I'm innocent," Bellamy told the Daily News. "I didn't murder nobody...I finally get out, after a long battle and struggle, and it's possible that I might be going back to prison. It's insane."

Bellamy was released on $150,000 bail on August 14 after a judge vacated his conviction.

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