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Ex-prof Amy Bishop pleads guilty to killing colleagues
Bos Herald ^ | 9/11/12 | AP/Bos Herald

Posted on 09/11/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT by raccoonradio

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Court officials say a former professor has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Amy Bishop on Tuesday pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder.

Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty against the Harvard-educated Bishop. Sentencing in the case will be after a Sept. 24 hearing.

The former biology professor previously had pleaded innocent by reason of insanity in the February 2010 shooting.

Bishop also is charged with killing her brother in Massachusetts in 1986. That shooting was originally ruled accidental, but the Alabama slayings prompted a new investigation and charges.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alabama; amybishop; huntsville

1 posted on 09/11/2012 12:20:19 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Emo Philips wants his hair-don't back


2 posted on 09/11/2012 12:21:31 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Good grief. The crime happened more than two and a half years ago. We’re just now getting a plea?


3 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: raccoonradio

What was her Kos avatar? “RedcommieProf” maybe?


4 posted on 09/11/2012 12:25:06 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: raccoonradio
Court officials say a former professor has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

"Publish or AND perish."

5 posted on 09/11/2012 12:25:41 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: raccoonradio

She also is a liberal, Obama-loving loon.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: raccoonradio

wikipedia:
She sat quietly at the meeting for 30 or 40 minutes, before pulling out a 9 mm handgun “just before” 4:00 p.m. CST, according to a faculty member. Joseph Ng, an associate professor who witnessed the attack, said: “[She] got up suddenly, took out a gun and started shooting at each one of us. She started with the one closest to her, and went down the row shooting her targets in the head.”According to another survivor, Debra Moriarity, dean of the university’s graduate program and a professor of biochemistry, “This wasn’t random shooting around the room; this was execution style.” Those who were shot were on one side of the oval table used during the meeting, and the five individuals on the other side, including Ng, dropped to the floor.
After Bishop had fired several rounds, Moriarity said that Bishop pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger, but heard only a “click,” as her gun “either jammed or ran out of ammunition.”

She described Bishop as initially appearing “angry,” and then following the apparent weapon malfunction, “perplexed.” Ng said Moriarity then attempted to stop Bishop by approaching her and asking her to stop, and then helped the other survivors push Bishop from the room and block the door. Ng said “Moriarity was probably the one that saved our lives. She was the one that initiated the rush.”

The suspected murder weapon, a 9 mm handgun, was found in a bathroom on the second floor of the building. Bishop did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, as required by state law. She was arrested a few minutes later outside the building.Shortly after her arrest, Bishop was quoted as saying, “It didn’t happen. There’s no way.” When asked about the deaths of her colleagues, Bishop replied, “There’s no way. They’re still alive.”


7 posted on 09/11/2012 12:30:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

She probably believes in ACGW too.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 12:33:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

CAGW.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 12:33:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: raccoonradio
Emo Phillips--same hairdo?
10 posted on 09/11/2012 12:35:12 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Steely Tom

That is not too unusual in capital murder cases if they are defended. Claiming an insanity defense also strings things along for an indefinite number of months, depending on the availability of experts for tests and the results of those tests and so on. Capital murder cases are monsters to move, and if the defendant is wily and has a good defense attorney, delay is the norm.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: raccoonradio
A still shot doesn't do the eyes justice. She is one more creepy individual.
12 posted on 09/11/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: raccoonradio
How cute. They invented a miniature toilet seat.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: raccoonradio
from Boston Globe:
Bishop of Huntsville also is charged with killing her brother in Massachusetts in 1986. The shooting of 18-year-old Seth Bishop had been ruled an accident after Amy Bishop told police she shot him in the family’s Braintree home as she was trying to unload her father’s gun.

But the Alabama slayings led to a new investigation and charges. In the university shooting, police and people who knew Bishop have described her as being angry over the school’s refusal to grant her tenure, a decision that effectively would have ended her employment in the biology department at UAH.

The gunfire killed Bishop’s boss, biology department chairman Gopi Padila, plus professors Maria Ragland Davis and Adriel Johnson. Professors Joseph Leahy, staff aide Stephanie Monticciolo and assistant professor Luis Cruz-Vera were shot and wounded. Leahy has returned to teaching at the school.

14 posted on 09/11/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

thanks for that update, I had forgotten she killed her brother.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 12:55:17 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m sure this Harvard Educated lunatic prof. just forgot to read the sign that said no weapons are permitted on campus. /sarc Someone with a Concealed Carry could have saved lives....


16 posted on 09/11/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Steely Tom

If you’d even read the excerpt, you’d know that she is just changing her plea, there was a previous plea already entered.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by Boogieman
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I’m sure this Harvard Educated lunatic...

Harvard doesn't graduate lunatics, do they?
Oh, wait.........

18 posted on 09/11/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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If you’d even read the excerpt, you’d know that she is just changing her plea, there was a previous plea already entered.

Good point. I thank you for pointing out my error.

19 posted on 09/11/2012 3:23:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Boogieman
If you’d even read the excerpt, you’d know that she is just changing her plea, there was a previous plea already entered.

Good point. I thank you for pointing out my error.

20 posted on 09/11/2012 3:35:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: raccoonradio
Just recently I was wondering what had happened with this loon. IIRC, her mother was involved in local government back in '86, which probably had something to do with the "accidental shooting" finding.

I think Jared Loughner's mother was a government employee, too. Hmm.

21 posted on 09/11/2012 4:38:21 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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