Dechaine and Bailey Team Up for New Trial 

(AP) – Famed defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey has agreed to serve as a consultant on Dennis Dechaine’s petition for a new trial. Bailey met Wednesday with Dechaine at the Maine State Prison, where he is serving a life sentence. Dechaine is convicted of kidnapping and killing 12-year old Sarah Cherry in Bowdoin in 1988. Dechaine has maintained his innocence and last August he petitioned for a new trial based on DNA evidence not available at the time of his trial. Bailey, who’s 75, has worked on a number of high-profile cases, including the trials of Sam Sheppard, Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson.