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Professorís Killing of Brother Will Be Focus of an Inquest
AP via the NY Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | Anon NE AP Stringer

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 Bishop’s 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. Bishop’s bedroom shortly after her brother’s 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 father’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Alabama; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: amybishop; injustice; murder
Wow...incredible. And the parents are now lawyered up and will not talk. The mother should do jail time...
1 posted on 02/26/2010 5:19:49 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: thefactor; Black Agnes

See the bolded type...


2 posted on 02/26/2010 5:20:34 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Pharmboy

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.


3 posted on 02/26/2010 5:24:04 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Pharmboy
Professor’s Killing of Brother Will Be Focus of an Inquest

Hey, cut her some slack, she was only a TA at the time.

4 posted on 02/26/2010 5:26:09 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Pharmboy

Too little too late.
They could have stopped this bitch at the first murder, and now they’re just covering their asses.


5 posted on 02/26/2010 5:26:35 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I think she was still an undergraduate at Northeastern at the time...


6 posted on 02/26/2010 5:29:04 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Pharmboy

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.


7 posted on 02/26/2010 5:32:59 AM PST by Carley
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To: Pharmboy

this video below mention’s Amy Bishop’s MOM

Also Amy’s 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 ....

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/22594418/index.html


8 posted on 02/26/2010 5:33:54 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: Pharmboy

So, the method for whitewashing the deliberate “look the other way” will be “inquest.”


9 posted on 02/26/2010 5:35:00 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: DvdMom

...
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/02/23/atf_files_show_talk_of_revenge_from_bishops_husband_in_93_bomb_case/

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 Bishop’s 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 weren’t able to tie the items found to the bomb itself.


10 posted on 02/26/2010 5:35:05 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: JouleZ; UCANSEE2; hennie pennie; freespirited; dennisw; skr; Chickensoup; cookiedough; Mamzelle; ...
New Amy Bishop article ping ...

New evidence about her shooting her brother ...

More evidence that Amy Bishop parent's are murdering enablers like Casey Anthony's parents ...

11 posted on 02/26/2010 5:39:06 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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...investigators recently examined a photograph taken of Dr. Bishop’s bedroom shortly after her brother’s 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.

12 posted on 02/26/2010 5:40:25 AM PST by elli1
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To: DvdMom

The ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree..................


13 posted on 02/26/2010 5:41:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Pharmboy
The system we have now does an excellent job of making sure that innocent people don't go to jail. Lord knows, it's almost impossible to put an innocent person to death. There are endless appeals, all sorts of reasons which a tough sentence ought not to be imposed. Our system is heavily stacked so that law-abiding citizens are not punished for things they didn't do.

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.

14 posted on 02/26/2010 5:41:22 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: Pharmboy


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.


15 posted on 02/26/2010 5:44:40 AM PST by VOA
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To: Pharmboy
While they're reviewing old mishandled cases, maybe they could put the Kopechnie Case on the list?

ML/NJ

16 posted on 02/26/2010 5:45:30 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: DvdMom

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...


17 posted on 02/26/2010 5:46:19 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Cboldt

There was an “inquest” for Ted Kennedy’s episode. Look how that turned out.


18 posted on 02/26/2010 5:47:47 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: elli1

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.


19 posted on 02/26/2010 5:47:47 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: ml/nj
Of course, nothing really changes in MA. Skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother recently killed their father. He's out on $10,000 bail, living at home. I don't expect he'll serve any jail time.

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?"

20 posted on 02/26/2010 5:48:51 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


21 posted on 02/26/2010 5:53:52 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Pharmboy

More details here:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100226inquest_into_86_bishop_case_judge_to_investigate__23-year-old_shooting/srvc=home&position=1

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 Duffy’s parents in Montana. The TV tycoon’s 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 brother’s shooting was ruled accidental.


22 posted on 02/26/2010 5:57:29 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Pharmboy
I thought that the new info here was worth a post.

Most certainly.

23 posted on 02/26/2010 6:01:16 AM PST by elli1
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To: outpostinmass2

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.


24 posted on 02/26/2010 6:25:32 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Pharmboy

I wonder what happened to the shotgun.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 6:27:39 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: DvdMom

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.


26 posted on 02/26/2010 6:43:14 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Roccus

Likely returned, since there was no arrest and thus no need to hold evidence.


27 posted on 02/26/2010 7:17:16 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: gussiefinknottle; Pharmboy

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 :)


Keating said at a news conference this afternoon that he had filed a request for the inquest today at Quincy District Court.

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.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/02/norfolk_da_seek.html


28 posted on 02/26/2010 7:33:26 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: DvdMom

“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.”

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?


29 posted on 02/26/2010 8:10:04 AM PST by DrC
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To: stylecouncilor

I wish Nancy Grace would report on this.


30 posted on 02/26/2010 9:54:18 AM PST by windcliff
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To: DvdMom

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.


31 posted on 02/26/2010 11:26:20 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: gussiefinknottle

Amy Bishop’s mother doesn’t recall why her daughter was released.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100228bishop_lawyer_mom_cant_recall_probe/srvc=home&position=also


32 posted on 02/28/2010 8:27:29 AM PST by cookiedough
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To: cookiedough

yeah, i read that. she seems to have selective recall. she can only recall
things that help her or amy.


33 posted on 02/28/2010 8:33:40 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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