PORTLAND (WGME) – Much like his double-murder trial in the mid-90’s, O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing was broadcast live across the country.
A member of Simpson’s original “dream-team” of attorneys said he’s very pleased for O.J. Simpson. But bitter that he was in prison to begin with.
F. Lee Bailey, who now lives in Falmouth, has maintained his former client’s innocence since the mid nineties. And in the case of the kidnapping and robbery arrests that put him in prison in Nevada, Bailey thinks it was a set-up and if he were his attorney he could have proven it.
However he said he was happy with the parole commissioners, all four granting his release.
Bailey commented on if O.J. Simpson will ever walk into a courtroom again. He said “I can’t imagine that O.J. Simpson wants to sue anybody or ever go into a courtroom again. He’s been twice, the first time he was acquitted, and really tarnished by that – worse than I’ve ever seen. And the second time I think he got railroaded. That would not make me want to visit that place one more time.”
Bailey also said he has been in touch with a few of those close to O.J. Simpson.