Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:06 PM
jsr (3,497 posts)
Amy Bishop, ex-Univ. of Ala. professor who pleaded guilty to shooting six people, sentenced to life
Source: Associated Press
(AP) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting.
The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the University of Alabama in Hunstville, showed no reaction as the verdict was read.
Circuit Judge Alan Mann then imposed the life sentence. Bishop did not speak in court.
The Harvard-educated biologist avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty earlier this month to the shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57519327-504083/amy-bishop-ex-univ-of-ala-professor-who-pleaded-guilty-to-shooting-six-people-sentenced-to-life-in-prison/
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Amy Bishop, ex-Univ. of Ala. professor who pleaded guilty to shooting six people, sentenced to life (Original post)
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Response to bamademo (Reply #3)
Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:30 PM
jsr (3,497 posts)
6. Nothing else will happen
BOSTON — The former University of Alabama-Huntsville professor sentenced to life in prison for killing three of her colleagues in a shooting rampage wants to go on trial in the 1986 death of her brother in Massachusetts, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Court documents filed by Amy Bishop’s lawyer say she objects to a decision by Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey to decline to prosecute her in the killing of 18-year-old Seth Bishop...
Morrissey said last week that he decided not to move forward with the murder indictment against Bishop because she has already received a sentence of life in prison without parole in the 2010 Alabama killings.
David Traub, a spokesman for Morrissey, said Bishop’s filing of her objection "is legally meaningless."
Response to jsr (Original post)
Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:01 PM
starviego (2 posts)
5. Is Amy Bishop innocent?
The Unanswered Questions of this Case:
--0f the 12 people in the conference room at the time of the shooting, three are dead, two were seriously injured and might not remember much, which leaves seven witnesses. 0nly one of these, a Professor Moriarity, has been publicly interviewed and has identified Bishop as the shooter. Where are the other interviews of survivors, and why haven't three of the unharmed witnesses even been identified?
--Why did Amy Bishop repeatedly say "It didn't happen. There's no way .... they are still alive" in the first interviews after her arrest? What did she mean by that?
--In the first hours after the shooting, the local newspapers website posted a photo of another person being led away in handcuffs from the scene. Who was this person, and why do commentators who did see this photo say it looked like a man wearing women's clothing? Why was he/she carrying 'shells' in her/his pockets? Where did they come from? What caliber were they? Did they smell like they had recently been fired? Were all the expended shells from the shooting recovered at the crime scene?
--Is there any of the ubiquitous video evidence that is everywhere nowadays that places her at the scene? None has been released.
--Was Gun Shot Residue evidence found on her hands? Were her fingerprints found on the weapon recovered? Did the recovered weapon smell like it had recently been fired? Can all the slugs and expended shell cases be traced back to the weapon allegedly used?
--What was the motive? They have implied that Amy Bishop was angry over being denied tenure, but officially speaking they did not posit any motive. What did Amy herself have to say?
--Since her arrest, Amy Bishop was never given the opportunity to tell her side of the story. Yet there are always two sides to any story. Why haven't we heard hers?
--Why does the only witness to testify publicly on what happened in that conference room continue to say that she heard the weapon 'click' after it jammed, when any person who's ever tried to clear a jam in a semi-automatic knows you can't move the trigger, much less make it go 'click?'
--After dropping her weapon and jacket into a bathroom, Bishop is alleged to have walked into a lab class and asked to borrow a cell phone from a colleague. Why is this person never identified, or ask if Bishop appeared nervous, excited, flushed, etc? Is it just coincidence that the person arrested carrying 'shells' was described as a lab student of Amy Bishop?