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Posted on 09/24/2012 8:37:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage
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.
However, she was still required to have a brief trial under Alabama law because she admitted to a capital murder charge.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
A police investigator testified Monday during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that left three of her colleagues dead and three others wounded.
Investigator Charlie Gray and professor Debra Moriarty were the only witnesses to testify during the brief trial Monday for Amy Bishop. Bishop already has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty, but state law requires a trial because it was a capital charge.
Gray also said police believe Bishop opened fire during the faculty meeting because she was angry over being denied tenure, which effectively ended her career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
"She would say, `It didn't happened. I wasn't there. It wasn't me,'" Gray said.
FILE - This Feb. 13, 2010, file booking photo provided by the Huntsville, Ala., Police Department shows college professor Amy Bishop, charged with capital murder in the Feb. 12, 2010 shooting deaths of three faculty members at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Bishop pleaded guilty to capital murder charges in an agreement that will send to her prison for the rest of her life and make her ineligible for the death penalty. A judge scheduled jury selection for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, as a trial is still required under Alabama law because Bishop admitted to a capital charge of murder.
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Amy Bishop also murdered her brother back in the 1980s:
WHY CAN’T THESE WOMEN STICK TO SHOPLIFTING?
Disturbingly Intense Obama Supporter
She’ll be out on parole in less than 10 years and get a cushy job at some other left-wing nuthouse. By that time, it will be accepted knowledge that she never did it, was never there, and besides the CIA made her do it.
Keyword obsessed with Obama added
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Bishop pleaded guilty to capital murder charges in an agreement that will send to her prison for the rest of her life and make her ineligible for the death penalty.In other words, she's either committed perjury, or has committed perjury. And she's clearly thinking straight. She should hang.
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Arsenic and Old Lace has changed society forever. We must ban plays and movies made from plays.
This woman needs to be executed. She kiils 3 people and gets only a life sentence, to be cuddled the rest of her life by taxpayers. Justice did not prevail here.
I remember this kind of character appearing a couple of times on prime-time television shows back in the seventies.
I think she is pure evil, and I think she believed she could pull this act off. Quite possibly she believed she could pull it off again; I think she might have used it to get away with the murder of her brother back when she was in her early 20s.
Her politically-connected mother got her off that time. She's got the Alabama vicitim's blood on her hands too.
I'll venture a totally WAG that her mother is a big-time liberal. Could be totally wrong, I'll be the first to admit.
“The Harvard-educated biologist”
Bush did it.
The libs are probably theorizing at this very moment that Cheney’s hunting accident was also no accident...
"The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville [Amy Bishop] was a suspect in a 1993 attempted mail bombing, according to a report by The Boston Globe.
The report broke the day after it was learned that Bishop fatally shot her brother in Braintree in 1986. ..."
"A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."--Boston Herald, February 15, 2010
'Oddball' portrait of Amy Bishop emerges:
I don’t know about parole, but I feel pretty sure she’s never going to get another job at a college.