MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - UPDATE Saturday May, 11 1 p.m.: Nodine called FOX10 News Anchor Bob Grip Saturday morning. Nodine said he had never worked at FM Talk 106.5. He added that he was not unhappy with the reporting of his case, but was concerned about the tweeting from the courtroom. While he believes there was collusion against him, Nodine said he never said he was a victim in the case.
Former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine spoke out Friday morning to "clear the air" about what has been said about it.
He did a phone interview on FM Talk 106.5. He talked about justice and future plans.
During the interview, he also made an admission.
"I made a lot of stupid decisions. I'm not a saint. I'm a sinner, obviously as we all are," he said.
Nodine was just released from federal prison I Miami on a gun and drug charge.
Even though he pleaded guilty, he said, "I recently filed to withdraw my plea."
He said the guilty plea was a strategic move before his trial in Baldwin County for the death of Angel Downs, which led to a hung trial.
Nodine said he wasn't happy with the way reporters covered his trial.
"You know, they were allowed to tweet; the media was allowed to tweet inside the courtroom. And I had concerns about that from the get-go. And I just think justice is not really done in the courtroom anymore. It's done in the media," he said.
Nodine said when it came to his prosecution, he was the victim in the case.
"It's just collusion not only John Tyson and the D.A.'s office here in Mobile, but with Judy Newcomb in Baldwin County as well as the Federal prosecutor's office," Nodine said.
Nodine said he isn't giving up hope for justice in his case.
"I'm going to fight to restore my rights, absolutely," he said.
Meantime, Nodine faces a re-trial for the death of his mistress Angel Downs.
This time, the prosecution will be led by former Baldwin County District Attorney David Whetstone.
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