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Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage
news-yahoo.com ^ | 9/24/'12 | JAY REEVES

Posted on 09/24/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT by 4buttons

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university, killing three colleagues and wounding three others in 2010.

The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop. The former professor at the University of Alabama in Hunstville showed no reaction as the verdict was read. She did not speak in court, but her attorney said she has often expressed great remorse to the victims and their families.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bishop; shooting
Academia's loss...
1 posted on 09/24/2012 4:36:00 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: 4buttons

Out of the running for head of the Department of Education in obozo’s 2nd term...


2 posted on 09/24/2012 4:40:03 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 4buttons

“A Harvard-educated biologist...”

If she were a street educated crackhead, she would have a date with the chair. Either that or they really don’t want to execute women in Alabama. Sorry, she is NOT worthy of any sort of chivalry.....


3 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:28 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: dynachrome

Actually it’s probably a resume enhancer.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 4buttons
"She would say, 'It didn't happened. I wasn't there. It wasn't me,'" Gray said.

Evil twin defense, or maybe Bart Simpson: (I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you don't have a witness, you can't prove a thing.)

Or its the: what dead people? those folks are just passed out!

Well just spiffy! We'll just take off the cuffs and let her go then!!

5 posted on 09/24/2012 4:46:20 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: 4buttons

Plus the apparent murder of he brother years before.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 4buttons

Didn’t the locals re-open the investigation into her brother’s “accidental” death? Perhaps there’s still a chance to put her down.


7 posted on 09/24/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 4buttons

Oh, this is that woman wno was described as a disturbingly intense Obama supporter.

Wonder how that little factoid fell through the cracks, lol? Whoops, forgot all about that, oh well, irrelevant, move on.


8 posted on 09/24/2012 4:48:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 4buttons

Maybe she should have gotten Bernadine Dorne and Bill Ayers legal representation.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

Bernardine Dohrn.

Still a bitch no matter how it’s spelled, though.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 4:58:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 4buttons

and they were all rabid liberals I suspect


11 posted on 09/24/2012 4:59:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 4buttons

Hmm. Wonder why she didn’t get the chair? She certainly deserved it.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 5:18:50 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: dynachrome

For a lib-dem, this is “resume enhancement”.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Charles Martel
Didn’t the locals re-open the investigation into her brother’s “accidental” death?

Ah, yes. A far, far better candidate for "Ted Kennedy's Seat" in the US Senate by three.

14 posted on 09/24/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 4buttons

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/25/legal-system-rules-antidepressants-cause-kids-to-kill.aspx


15 posted on 09/24/2012 5:28:48 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
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To: 4buttons

Alabama has a death penalty. How did she avoid it? She killed three people and her brother in Massachusetts


16 posted on 09/24/2012 5:33:43 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: 4buttons
As I recall she voted for Obama.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 5:41:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 4buttons
The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop.

Why did it take them that long?

18 posted on 09/24/2012 6:21:47 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Traveler59
Why did it take them that long?

Ya gotta take advantage of the coffee and donuts!

19 posted on 09/24/2012 6:25:56 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: 4buttons
What is a "meeting rampage" and why is that phrase chosen instead of "mass killing", "Shooting rampage", or any other more appropriate phrase?

I mean, I know this is Yahoo news we are talking about, but I half expected this to be a Dilbert cartoon given the title...

20 posted on 09/24/2012 6:28:19 PM PDT by Sam's Army
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To: Traveler59
Why did it take them that long?

Cold cuts were brought in.

21 posted on 09/24/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Traveler59

Why did it take them that long?


Probably a couple Obama supporters had second thoughts.


22 posted on 09/24/2012 6:35:33 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: dennisw

The jury was probably conflicted on the Yankee brother killing charge../sarcasm//

I don’t know.
I have never been summoned to jury duty.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 6:57:57 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: 4buttons
Headline just a tad misleading, don't you think, "Ex-professor gets life for meeting rampage"?

I'd call that a "light punishment for cold-blooded murder of three people."

What about murdering three people constitutes "meeting rampage?" We've so watered down our language that pre-mediated murder equates with shouting, yelling, throwing papers all around the boardroom.

Sort of like murdering 13 people while shouting Allah Akbar equals "workplace violence!"

24 posted on 09/24/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: dynachrome

Maybe mac daddy will send eric, my people, holder riding to his defense on his fire breathing black horse wearing his black suit of a defender of the unjust and toped off with his ever present dunce hat.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 7:19:46 PM PDT by chiefqc
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