Skip to comments.Professorís Killing of Brother Will Be Focus of an Inquest
Posted on 02/26/2010 5:19:49 AM PST by Pharmboy
CANTON, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts prosecutor ordered an inquest Thursday into the fatal shooting of Amy Bishops brother, saying there are new questions about whether it was the accident that investigators concluded at the time.
The handling of the case has been under scrutiny since Dr. Bishop, a neuroscientist, was accused of killing three faculty colleagues on Feb. 12 in a shooting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
In announcing the inquest, William R. Keating, the Norfolk district attorney, revealed that investigators recently examined a photograph taken of Dr. Bishops bedroom shortly after her brothers death in 1986 and enlarged it. They found a newspaper article that described someone killing a relative with a shotgun and then stealing a getaway car from a car dealership.
Dr. Bishop, then 21, shot and killed her brother, Seth, 18, with her fathers 12-gauge shotgun at their Braintree home. She then went to a car dealership and tried to commandeer a car, the police said. After her arrest, she told the police that the weapon had accidentally discharged.
We were struck by how parallel the circumstances were, Mr. Keating said, referring to the newspaper article. That could go to the state of mind of Amy Bishop at the time.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
See the bolded type...
All of them should do jail time. This was obviously a cover up by someone at the urging of the mother (who held influence on the town counsel) and those three people might be alive now if they had done their job then.
Hey, cut her some slack, she was only a TA at the time.
Too little too late.
They could have stopped this bitch at the first murder, and now they’re just covering their asses.
I think she was still an undergraduate at Northeastern at the time...
As if there will be any finding of complicity against the parents.
This is so much posturing and nothing more.
I would like to see the husband investigated for the bomb attempt on the professor.
this video below mention’s Amy Bishops MOM
Also Amys Mom was on the police board and was great friends with the police chief ...
the mother of Amy Bishop is allowed to walk into an interview with a suspect, tell that suspect not to say anymore and demand of police that she not be asked any further questions!
Amy Bishop’s mom should be charged too ....
So, the method for whitewashing the deliberate “look the other way” will be “inquest.”
Witness reported talk of revenge in bomb case
Bishop spouse was described as angry
By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / February 23, 2010
Amy Bishop husband should be in jail too ....
The article goes into some detail of the mail bombing investigation. The Bishops refused LE (armed with a search warrant) entry into their home forcing them to break a window to enter, they refused to take a polygraph, they refused them consent to search an out building on the property.
They found items like those used in constructing the mail bomb in the house, receipts for radio shack & the business card for a bait and tackle shop that advertised black powder for sale. They werent able to tie the items found to the bomb itself.
New evidence about her shooting her brother ...
More evidence that Amy Bishop parent's are murdering enablers like Casey Anthony's parents ...
...investigators recently examined a photograph taken of Dr. Bishops bedroom shortly after her brothers death in 1986 and enlarged it. They found a newspaper article that described someone killing a relative with a shotgun and then stealing a getaway car from a car dealership.
If said newspaper was found in Bishop's bedroom, the author of this article should have explicitly stated so. And sketched out the forensics procedure by which the reported article was rendered readable and/ or retrieved from microfiche files.
As published, this article is as sloppily written as the 1986 police investigation was conducted, apparently.
Not picking on you, Pharmboy. Just exasperated w/ the low quality of the writing. The implication that the newspaper was found in Bishop's BR is certainly there but, in building a case, implications aren't good enough.
The ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree..................
I'll be honest: I hate it.
I really would like a system a bit more ruthless. Some people need to be put down like dogs. If the courts do it, fine. If the neighbors do it, fine. I'm sure innocent people will end up suffering. That would be a shame. But Amy Bishop shotgunned her brother in 1986 and if she'd been dealt with at the time, there would be three people in Huntsville who would still be alive.
Are we REALLY protecting innocent lives with out current system? It's not adding up for me.
After her arrest, she told the police that the weapon had accidentally discharged.
“Accidentally” discharged THREE TIMES.
Because she was “trying to learn to use” the shotgun.
Very interesting...thanks for the link. That old police chief Polio should do some time also. Massachusetts does not have a good record in justice being served, eh? The Amiraults falsely prosecuted and imprisoned and Ted Kennedy let off...and Dukakis weekend furlough to multiple murderers. Sheesh...
There was an “inquest” for Ted Kennedy’s episode. Look how that turned out.
LOL! No...I do not take the crappy writing of the AP stringer personally. I thought that the new info here was worth a post.
And 20 years from now he may shoot 3 or 4 people in Kansas and the big question will be "How did they botch that investigation back in 2010?"
At least he was placed in jail, questioned and appeared before a judge.
I’ll take that as progress. Amy Bishop didn’t do any of that. Even Ted Kennedy had to appear before a judge.
More details here:
He declined to specify the case or the newspaper but the Herald has learned that the article referred to the November 1986 shooting of Dallas star Patrick Duffys parents in Montana. The TV tycoons parents were felled by shotgun blasts to the chest in their Boulder, Mont., bar by two teens who fled to a car dealership and stole a pickup truck. They were ultimately caught.
Amy Bishop blasted her 18-year-old brother in the chest and then allegedly fled to a nearby Ford dealership with the shotgun and demanded a getaway car. She was arrested at gunpoint by Braintree police but never charged. Her brothers shooting was ruled accidental.
Much more coherent article than the one I posted from the AP. If any of the cops saw that article about the Montana shootings in her room and did not put that in the police report...that cop should go to jail for obstruction of justice.
I wonder what happened to the shotgun.
the alabama families should sue the mom’s ass for covering up for
her predator daughter. they may not win, or even have much of a case, but they can cause her some headaches and expensive lawyer bills.
Likely returned, since there was no arrest and thus no need to hold evidence.
gussiefinknottle I would do the same but I would sue Amy Bishop’s Dad also . Amy Bishop parent’s Judith and Samuel Bishop I would sue them both ! They don’t like answering ???’s :)
He said he was seeking the inquest because, in his own review of the handling of the case, he was not getting cooperation from Bishop’s parents, Judith and Samuel Bishop.
“They have refused upon our efforts to speak to investigators,” Keating said.
Keating also said there were inconsistencies in the police reports, including two different accounts of Seth Bishop’s body position when he was found, with one saying he was face up and another saying he was face down.
“Keating also said there were inconsistencies in the police reports, including two different accounts of Seth Bishops body position when he was found, with one saying he was face up and another saying he was face down.”
This may be off-topic, but I believe inconsistencies have been found in the reports about Vince Fosters’ murder. Wonder if anyone will get around into re-opening that case?
I wish Nancy Grace would report on this.
i always forget about dad cause he wasn’t one that went roaring into
the police station demanding amy be released. but yes, i would depose them
in civil court.
Amy Bishop’s mother doesn’t recall why her daughter was released.
yeah, i read that. she seems to have selective recall. she can only recall
things that help her or amy.