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  • Snapped : Amy Bishop

    06/02/2013 8:59:30 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    zap2it. ^ | February 24, 2013 | Sharon Martin
    TV Today @ 4PM CST....A biology professor ends a faculty meeting with gunfire and reveals a surprising history of violence.
  • Amy Bishop wants to be tried in brother’s death

    10/02/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2012
    BOSTON -- The former University of Alabama professor sentenced to life in prison last week in a shooting rampage that killed three of her colleagues wants to go on trial in the 1986 death of her brother in Massachusetts.
  • Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    09/24/2012 8:37:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Denise Lavoie and Jay Lindsay
    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...
  • Ex-prof Amy Bishop pleads guilty to killing colleagues

    09/11/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | 9/11/12 | AP/Bos Herald
    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...
  • Amy Bishop pleads insanity in University of Alabama shooting

    09/22/2011 8:16:43 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 09/21/2011 | Associated Press
    A former biology professor accused of killing three colleagues and wounding three others at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting. Authorities say Bishop pulled out a gun and opened fire during a February 2010 faculty meeting, killing three professors and wounding three colleagues. After the slayings, Bishop also was charged with killing her teenage brother in Massachusetts in a shooting that originally was ruled an accident in 1986.
  • The next Kennedy in politics may run for House seat.( They're baaack! Hugo Delehunt )

    02/14/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by Leisler · 41 replies · 1,055+ views
    IrishCentral.com ^ | February 14, 201 | PATRICK COOPER
    Joseph Kennedy III, the son of former congressman Joe Kennedy, is being tipped to launch a political career soon as insiders mull over who the next Kennedy in public life will be. Kennedy, 29, may be interested in the South Shore-Cape Cod House seat currently held by Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt, who has not yet committed to a tough re-election fight. “Massachusetts – and Capitol Hill – without a Kennedy is like Fenway Park without the Wall,’’ Dan Payne, a Democratic media consultant, referring to the famous Green Monster told the Boston Globe. “They were meant to be together.’’ Others...
  • Delahunt says he might be the next to go

    02/17/2010 10:22:41 AM PST · by justlurking · 15 replies · 1,186+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2010-02-13 | Farah Stockman
    US Representative William Delahunt said yesterday that he is considering retiring from his congressional seat representing the South Shore and Cape Cod, although he portrayed his deliberations as routine and said they are not related to challenges from Republicans who are energized by Scott Brown’s upset victory in last month’s special Senate election.
  • In Massachusetts, Democratic Corruption Kills (Where Does Buck Stop in Amy Bishop Case?)

    02/19/2010 5:39:33 AM PST · by suspects · 10 replies · 767+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 19, 2010 | Michael Graham
    If Bill Delahunt had done his job, three Alabama families wouldn’t be in mourning today. Period. If then-Norfolk District Attorney Delahunt, his staff or the police hadn’t been negligent, corrupt or both back in 1986, Amy Bishop would have been prosecuted for killing her brother. Based on what we know now - and what investigators knew then - probably some charge of manslaughter. But at the very least, Bishop probably would have had a felony gun conviction on her record, teaching her a tragic personal lesson. Instead, the political culture of Massachusetts taught her something very different: It’s not what...
  • File found, Delahunt still absent

    02/19/2010 8:59:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 1,044+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    The Braintree Police Department, the Norfolk County Prosecutor and the Massachusetts State Police are trying to get their stories down as to why no charges were filed against Amy Bishop in the 1986 shooting death of her brother.  Although the police file that had been missing for more than 20 years was found among the papers of a retired police investigator, now deceased, the case remains highly controversial.  Shortly after being apprehended in ‘86, Bishop was released without being charged. Congressman William D. Delahunt was the Norfolk DA at the time.  The current holder of the post, William R. Keating, is investigating the entire matter. It is...
  • Amy Bishop: Destitute and Crazy?

    02/19/2010 9:24:01 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 8 replies · 620+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 02-19-10 | Stoutcat
    Professor Amy Bishop, the tenure-seeking neurobiologist who cold-bloodedly killed three of her colleagues and seriously injured several more in her shooting spree, is now claiming indigence and has requested a public defender, rather than shelling money out of her own pocket, or that of her husband, James Anderson... Do you have a job or work for yourself?Does your husband or wife workDo you or your wife receive benefits from any other source?Do you have any money in any bank, savings and loan, credit union or any other place including cash on hand?Do you own anything of value (land, house, car,...
  • Speak up, Delahunt (Boston Globe wants answers)

    02/20/2010 2:34:52 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 10 replies · 808+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 20 2010 | Adrian Walker
    . . . Delahunt’s people have offered one ridiculous excuse after another for his weeklong silence. The congressman, they have said, is traveling in Israel. He was, but it isn’t as though there are no phones there. He doesn’t remember much, they say. Talk to the Braintree police . . . Look, I’ve known Delahunt for years, and I’m not, at this point, reading too much into his actions. But Bishop’s alleged slayings constitute a huge tragedy, and how they happened is a matter of urgent business. There were not just red flags that she was criminally dangerous; there were...
  • Sources: Amy Bishop Attempts Suicide

    06/18/2010 9:05:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,193+ views
    whnt.com ^ | June 18, 2010
    HUNTSVILLE, AL - Multiple anonymous sources have confirmed to WHNT NEWS 19 that Amy Bishop attempted suicide in the overnight hours Friday morning. The suicide attempt came less than two days after she was indicted for murder in Massachusetts for the 1986 death of her brother, Seth. Sources confirm Bishop tried to kill herself at the Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail. She was rushed to Huntsville Hospital where she was treated and survived the suicide attempt.
  • Bishop attempted suicide after being charged in brother's death

    06/18/2010 5:15:37 PM PDT · by Brytani · 9 replies · 395+ views
    boston.com ^ | 6/18/2010 | Donovan Slack and Shelley Murphy
    Days after Amy Bishop was indicted on a murder charge for the 1986 shotgun slaying of her 18-year-old brother in their Braintree home, she tried to kill herself in an Alabama jail where she has been held since allegedly going on a shooting rampage in February at the University of Alabama Huntsville. A source confirmed a report by WHNT television station in Alabama that Bishop, 45, attempted suicide at Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. She was treated at a local hospital, then returned to the jail. Bishop's attorney in Alabama could not immediately be reached.
  • Ala. prof charged in brother's 1986 death [far left extremist, Obama lover Amy Bishop]

    06/18/2010 5:53:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies · 689+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | June 16, 2010 | BOB SALSBERG
    CANTON, Mass. - A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Authorities had originally ruled that the shooting of Amy Bishop's brother was an accident, but they reopened the case after Bishop was charged in February with gunning down six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, killing three.
  • Ala. prof charged in brother's 1986 death

    06/16/2010 1:50:06 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 699+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | BOB SALSBERG
    Biology professor also linked to killing 3 colleagues at Alabama university. CANTON, Mass. - A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
  • Ala. prof charged in brother's 1986 shooting death (Obama Fanatic Who Shot Up U. of Alabama)

    06/16/2010 2:51:46 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies · 703+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/16/10 | BOB SALSBERG
    <p>CANTON, Mass. – A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Authorities had originally ruled that the shooting of Amy Bishop's brother was an accident, but they reopened the case after Bishop was charged in February with gunning down six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, killing three.</p>
  • Amy Bishop charged with murder for 1986 shooting of her brother

    Amy Bishop has been charged with murder for the 1986 shotgun slaying of her 18-year-old brother in their Braintree home, according to a source directly involved with the inquiry. A Norfolk County grand jury indicted Bishop, 45, on a single count of first-degree murder, the source said. She faces life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if convicted of killing Seth Bishop. The slaying of Seth Bishop was declared an accident by Norfolk County authorities at the time. But questions were raised about the investigation after Bishop, a college professor, was charged in February in a shooting rampage at the...
  • 1986 Shooting by Professor Re-examined

    06/06/2010 8:17:20 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 594+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | June 5, 2010 | Anon AP Boston Stringer
    BOSTON (AP) — A grand jury has been convened in Massachusetts to hear evidence in the 1986 shooting death of the brother of a former university professor who is accused of killing three colleagues in Alabama. John Polio, a retired Braintree police chief, said Friday that he and his wife, who worked in an administrative position in the Police Department, had been subpoenaed to testify this week before a grand jury that is investigating the case against the professor, Amy Bishop. A spokesman for the Norfolk County district attorney’s office would not comment. Ms. Bishop, who lived with her family...
  • Amy Bishop capital murder case will go to grand jury

    03/23/2010 12:00:15 PM PDT · by bamahead · 19 replies · 714+ views
    The Huntsville Times ^ | March 23, 2010 | Brian Lawson
    HUNTSVILLE, AL. -- A Madison County district judge ruled this morning that accused UAH shooter Amy Bishop should be kept in custody and her case handed over to a grand jury to consider a capital murder charge against her. The ruling by Judge Ruth Ann Hall followed a 25-minute preliminary hearing that featured testimony by Huntsville police investigator Charlie Gray. Gray described the investigation into the Feb. 12 shooting rampage at the University of Alabama in Huntsville that left three dead and three wounded. Bishop, 45, is accused of killing three fellow biology faculty members and shooting three others. She...
  • Source: Younger Kennedy weighs US House run

    02/27/2010 1:49:11 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 573+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/27/10 | Boston Herald
    A top Massachusetts Democrat says one of Robert F. Kennedy’s grandsons is considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III is one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. The source, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son, says the younger Kennedy is considering running if Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election. Delahunt has been criticized lately for his handling of a 1986 shooting in Braintree by a woman now accused of killing three colleagues at an Alabama university. Delahunt’s district includes Cape Cod, where...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • WENDY MURPHY: Delahunt cannot pass buck on botched Bishop probe

    02/26/2010 1:02:07 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 711+ views
    Patriot Ledger ^ | Wendy Murphy
    This week, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt spoke publicly and took questions, for the first time, about his decision not to charge Amy Bishop with a crime in connection with the shooting death of her brother, Seth, back in 1986. Rather than taking responsibility, Delahunt pointed the finger of blame at Braintree cops, claiming it was their fault he knew nothing about the fact that after Bishop shot her brother to death, she ran to a nearby auto body shop and aimed the weapon at an employee. Delahunt said he would have filed weapons charges against Bishop, had he known, so...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers

    02/26/2010 6:46:42 AM PST · by capecodder · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. Nickolai Bobrov, who is married to Delahunt’s daughter Kara, has raked in $47,732 since landing on the payroll as the congressman’s campaign manager in July, including a $10,000 payment that month marked retroactive for “consulting services April-July,” according to campaign finance records. Bobrov also is listed as treasurer of Delahunt’s Campaign for Change political action...
  • Professor’s Killing of Brother Will Be Focus of an Inquest

    02/26/2010 5:19:49 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 711+ views
    AP via the NY Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | Anon NE AP Stringer
    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...
  • Norfolk DA seeks an inquest in Seth Bishop's 1986 death

    02/25/2010 3:42:54 PM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 307+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 02/25/10 | Brian McGrory
    Saying he had questions about the original investigation, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating today requested an inquest into the death of Seth Bishop, who was killed by his sister, Amy, in 1986. The incident, ruled an accident at the time, has been under scrutiny since Amy Bishop allegedly went on a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama. Keating said this afternoon that he filed a request for the inquest at Quincy District Court. He said he was seeking the inquest because he was not getting cooperation from Bishop's parents, Judith and Samuel Bishop. "They have refused upon our efforts...
  • US attorney orders review of 1993 mailbombing case tied to Amy Bishop

    02/24/2010 10:27:35 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 3 replies · 359+ views
    The state's top federal prosecutor announced today that her office will review its investigation of the December 1993 attempted mail bombing of a Harvard Medical School professor, now that a woman once considered a suspect in the case is accused of killing three people during a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who was appointed to her post in November, said today in a statement that she has ordered a review to make sure that "all appropriate steps'' were taken at the time of the original investigation. "While it would be inconsistent with...
  • Getting truth on Bishop

    02/24/2010 6:28:39 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The Amy Bishop debacle has gone from horrifying to humiliating over the past week - and it’s getting worse by the day. Amid the cacophony and the finger-pointing, somebody needs to play the role of the adult. Braintree and State Police were corrupt, or incompetent, or perhaps both, when they let Bishop walk completely free after she shot her younger brother in the chest in 1986 and ran around town with a shotgun under her arm. Now that Bishop has allegedly killed three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama and critically wounded two others, an embarrassing blame-game is...
  • UAH shooting begins to fade as students head back to class

    02/23/2010 5:54:51 PM PST · by TomServo · 4 replies · 203+ views
    al.com ^ | 2/22/10 | Lee Roop
    HUNTSVILLE, AL - UAH students go back to class today across campus and in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology , but they won't be anywhere near where a biology professor killed three professors and wounded three other people 10 days ago. The small hallway leading to offices and the conference room where the shootings occurred is closed, and UAH officials told a gathering of students Sunday night that the biology laboratories in the third-floor area will not reopen for several days. Otherwise, it's back to class and all campus activities with an army of volunteer counselors, teachers and...
  • A Murder Suspect’s Worth to Science

    02/23/2010 5:03:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies · 727+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2010 | GINA KOLATA
    Amy Bishop, neuroscientist, inventor, murder suspect, has become bigger than life, a symbol for those who think that genius is close to madness, or that women cannot get ahead in science, or that tenure systems in universities are brutalizing — or even that progress against fatal diseases is so important that someone like Dr. Bishop should be set free to pursue cures. At least that is what emerges from hundreds of comments on the Internet about Dr. Bishop, the assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville charged with shooting six colleagues — three of them fatally — at...
  • Alabama shooting suspect brilliant, but social misfit

    02/22/2010 6:19:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 117 replies · 2,247+ views
    AP ^ | 21 February, 2010 | AP
    BOSTON -- Amy Bishop's intelligence was never debatable. Even as a child, she didn't hesitate to tell people when they were wrong. As she grew older, earned a Harvard Ph.D and claimed a genius IQ of 180, her brilliance could come with a bluntness, condescension and volatile self-righteousness. It was all on display in 2002 when she yelled, "I am Dr. Amy Bishop!" as she belted a woman at a Massachusetts restaurant in a fight over a child's booster seat. Eight years later, the neurobiologist was denied tenure at an Alabama university, a failure her husband and her attorney said...
  • Ex- prosecutor puts WTKK’s Michael Graham “on notice”

    02/22/2010 4:53:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1,160+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 22, 2010
    Tensions are starting to boil between one Boston talk radio host and a local prosecutor in charge when accused Alabama rampage killer Amy Bishop killed her brother with a shotgun blast in their Braintree home in 1986. John Kivlan, a former Norfolk Country assistant district attorney, left an ominous message for WTKK-FM (96.9) yakker Michael Graham during Friday’s show. (Graham is an op-ed columnist for the Boston Herald).
  • Delahunt: DA not responsibile for ‘86 Bishop investigation lapses

    02/22/2010 11:43:47 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies · 796+ views
    QUINCY — U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, the former district attorney whose office investigated the fatal 1986 shooting of Seth Bishop by his sister Amy, said Monday he does not feel his office “bears any responsibility” for Bishop being freed without charges. In a telephone interview with the Patriot Ledger, the Quincy Democrat said State Police Trooper Brian Howe correctly concluded that Amy Bishop shot and killed her 18-year-old brother, Seth, by accident. But Delahunt said he has “very serious concerns” that Braintree police never alerted Howe or his prosecutors that, after the shooting, Amy Bishop fled with a loaded shotgun...
  • Family source: Alabama killer: "far-left political extremist 'obsessed' with President Obama"

    02/20/2010 7:57:41 AM PST · by ETL · 33 replies · 1,169+ views
    several sources (links included)
    "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:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100215oddball_protrait_emerges_suspects_family_pals_offer_clues/srvc=home&position=0___________________________________________________ "The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville 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. More than fifteen years ago,...
  • Media fail to mention Joe Stack hated capitalism

    02/20/2010 7:13:36 AM PST · by aquapub · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-19-10 | Robert Moon
    While frantically falling over each other to associate Bush-hating suicide bomber Joe Stack with the Tea Party movement (I thought Tea Parties were supposed to be an 'astroturf' front group for the GOP), the news media have conveniently managed to leave out the fact that he rejects capitalism, sympathizes with communism and has never in any way been affiliated with the Tea Party movement...
  • Killing for Tenure

    02/20/2010 1:20:57 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 708+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2010 | By Kathy Garriott
    At this juncture, the University of Alabama at Huntsville killing/maiming is a mesmerizing car crash, as gripping, appalling, and terrifying as the mass assembly-line wreckage on this week's snowy Kansas highways. Every day yields a new ghastly revelation. She killed her brother...was it an accident?...police say the shotgun was discharged three times...arrested, but never charged...crime scene never investigated...political connections...Democrat congressman was the DA...PIPE BOMB?...she was prime suspect in a mail bombing!...a fanatic for Obama?... assaulting a mom at an IHOP over a booster seat...met her husband playing Dungeons and Dragons at Northeastern...
  • Lawyer: Prof. accused in slayings is remorseful

    02/19/2010 12:37:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies · 1,797+ views
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 02-19-2010 | By DESIREE HUNTER
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama university professor charged with fatally shooting three colleagues is remorseful but does not recall the shooting, her defense attorney said Friday. Roy W. Miller said Amy Bishop, 44, is likely insane and does not remember pulling out a handgun and shooting six colleagues, three fatally, at a biology department faculty meeting one week ago at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. "She just doesn't remember shooting these folks," he said. But he said she is now "aware of what she's done. She's very sorry for it." He said he has not spoken with her...
  • Family source: Alabama killer: "far-left political extremist 'obsessed' with President Obama"

    02/19/2010 10:38:10 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies · 994+ views
    several sources | February 19, 2010
    "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:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100215oddball_protrait_emerges_suspects_family_pals_offer_clues/srvc=home&position=0___________________________________________________ Amy Bishop a 'bitter clinger' to Obama (updated) Ethel C. Fenig, February 17, 2010:http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/02/amy_bishop_a_bitter_clinger_to.html
  • DA probes '86 Bishop investigation for ‘elements of criminality’

    02/19/2010 7:46:46 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 20 replies · 496+ views
    Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said his office is probing the botched investigation of the 1986 Amy Bishop shooting to find out if “elements of criminality” were involved. Investigators have discovered nothing to challenge the conclusion of Braintree and State Police 23 years ago that Bishop fatally shot her 18-year-old brother, Seth, accidentally. But questions have arisen over why the 21-year-old shooter – now accused in an Alabama triple homicide – faced no consequences for allegedly pulling a shotgun on two men at an auto body shop while demanding a getaway car or for a brief armed standoff with police....
  • DA rips gap in Bishop report He says omission of standoff ‘glaring’

    02/18/2010 7:58:14 AM PST · by Leisler · 6 replies · 475+ views
    Boston.com ^ | February 18, 201 | Maria Cramer and Shelley Murphy
    The Norfolk district attorney ramped up his criticism of the 1986 investigation of Seth Bishop’s death yesterday, saying that it was “glaring’’ and “striking’’ that local police accounts of Amy Bishop’s armed standoff at a local business were not included in the State Police report or considered as part of the prosecutor’s decision about whether to pursue charges.
  • Lawyer: Prof. Accused in Slayings Likely Insane

    02/19/2010 12:50:55 AM PST · by paudio · 48 replies · 1,202+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/19/10 | AP
    An Alabama college professor accused of killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting is likely insane, and she can't remember the shootings, her attorney said. Roy W. Miller, the court-appointed attorney for Amy Bishop, told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that his client has severe mental problems that appear to be paranoid schizophrenia. Miller discussed the case hours after hundreds of mourners attended the first funeral and memorial services for Bishop's slain co-workers.
  • Official: No exoneration letter sent to Bishop or husband in 1993 bomb case

    02/18/2010 3:38:40 PM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 357+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 02/18/10 | Shelley Murphy
    Federal law enforcement officials did not send Amy Bishop and her husband a letter telling them they were cleared in the 1993 mail bombing investigation of a Harvard Medical School professor, an official said today, contradicting statements Bishop's husband has made to the media since his wife was charged in an Alabama shooting rampage. "No letter was ever sent,'' said the law enforcement official, who is not authorized to speak publicly on the case. Bishop's husband, James Anderson, has acknowledged the couple were both questioned by federal investigators after a package containing two pipe bombs was sent to the Newton...
  • Ala. Professor Working on Novel With Similarities to Own Life

    02/18/2010 8:33:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies · 738+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-18-10
    The Alabama biology professor accused of killing three colleagues in a campus shooting was working on a novel that contained eerie similarities to her own life. Amy Bishop, charged with opening fire Friday at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, had an unpublished manuscript for a book titled "Amazon Fever," obtained by the Boston Globe, that focuses on a female scientist, Olivia, who struggles with depression and fears losing tenure. Bishop was denied tenure late last year, though police have yet to identify a motive in the killings. Her book refers to the University of Alabama as the MIT of...
  • Amy Bishop Plot Thickens: Accused University of Alabama Shooter is Cousin of Author John Irving

    02/18/2010 7:20:15 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 18 replies · 1,121+ views
    CBS News Blog ^ | February 18, 2010 | Carlin DeGuerin Miller
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) Yet another surprising twist in the story of Amy Bishop, the Alabama university professor who allegedly opened fire on campus, killing three of her colleagues. Bishop is the second cousin of John Irving, a publicist for the author confirmed today. Irving is writing a novel and declined to comment about his relationship with Bishop's family. Random House publicist Anne Tate except said he is a cousin of Judith Bishop, who is Amy Bishop's mother
  • William Delahunt, you’re next contestant in losing game

    02/17/2010 1:12:51 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 7 replies · 683+ views
    Bill Delahunt, come on down! The only question is, does he permanently adjourn to Hedonism II now, or in 2012? It’s like a logging forest out there for congressional Democrats these days. Timber! First Chris Dodd falls, then Patches Kennedy, not to mention a whole host of lesser-known Beltway banditos. They’re all retiring due to ill health - the voters are sick of them. The question now is the same one they ask at the deli counter. Who’s next? Consider why Delahunt might want to call it a career. First, he’s already got a state pension - $58,343.76 a year....
  • DA: Suspect could have faced multiple charges in ’86 slaying (Amy Bishop)

    02/17/2010 11:15:48 AM PST · by sinanju · 27 replies · 1,067+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet, Jessica Van Sack, Marie Szaniszlo and Laura Crimaldi
    "...The DA noted the newly found reports match a previously released state police document in which Bishop’s mother, former Braintree Town Meeting member Judith Bishop, claimed she saw the 12-gauge, pump-action Mossberg accidentally discharge in her daughter’s hands. The 33 pages of documents also reveal: * After slaying her brother, Bishop ran out of the house with the gun and later held it on auto body shop worker Tom Pettigrew. Retired Braintree Police Chief John Polio, 87, claimed yesterday he never knew of Pettigrew’s ordeal, but the report includes it. * Braintree Officer Ron Solimini reported Bishop told him she...
  • My Brush With the Alabama Shooter's Psycho History - Amy Bishop Was Ipswich Pariah

    02/17/2010 9:34:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies · 4,457+ views
    solomonia.com ^ | 16 February, 2010 | NA
    By now you've heard all about the University of Alabama shooter, Amy Bishop, the shooting rampage, the old murder she got away with (the "cover-up" and the connection to now retiring Congressman Bill Delahunt), the letter bomb she likely sent... Turns out I have a tenuous connection to this woman. You see she used to be the next door neighbor of a good friend of mine in Ipswich (a north shore Boston suburb) for a few years. At the time I used to hang out at his house quite a bit. This was one of those typical suburban neighborhoods with...
  • Bishop could have been tried, DA says

    02/17/2010 1:10:10 AM PST · by ninonitti · 6 replies · 427+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 17, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    Cites actions that followed brother’s death Amy Bishop could have been charged with three serious crimes after she shot her younger brother to death in 1986, instead of being allowed to walk away without a mark on her criminal record, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said yesterday as he released Braintree police records missing for more than 20 years. snip......Attempts to reach US Representative William D. Delahunt, who was Norfolk district attorney at the time, were unsuccessful yesterday.
  • ‘Oddball’ portrait of Amy Bishop emerges

    02/17/2010 5:50:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies · 1,665+ views
    Boston Herald.com ^ | 15 Februray, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet, Jessica Van Sack, Jessica Fargen and Ira Kantor
    As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert on the brink of losing her teaching job. Bishop’s husband, James Anderson, told the Herald his wife had been fighting the university for over a year about a tenure denial, and several months ago received a final decision. She was upset, but not overly emotional, approaching her appeal “like a game of chess,” he said. Police in Huntsville, Ala., charged Bishop, 44, with capital murder after...
  • She held shotgun on police after killing brother, report says

    02/17/2010 5:52:10 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies · 1,273+ views
    Amy Bishop was crouched behind a parked car, gripping a pump-action shotgun with one shell in the chamber and another in her pocket. Workers at a nearby business were yelling, “There’s a girl with a gun!’’ and running away. A police officer approached cautiously, holding his pistol behind his leg as he tried to reason with the wild-eyed 21-year-old. But Bishop would not budge. “Miss Bishop seemed frightened, disoriented, and confused, but she kept both her hands on the shotgun at all times,’’ the officer wrote in a police report. “She wouldn’t drop the gun.’’ It wasn’t until another officer...
  • Answers are overdue

    02/17/2010 5:46:56 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies · 647+ views
    Nobody needs another investigation into whether Amy Bishop killed her brother by accident or on purpose when she fired a shotgun into his chest on Dec. 6, 1986. Bishop could have been tried, DA says Report: Bishop held shotgun on police after killing brother The families of the three dead faculty members in Alabama will attest that it’s too late for that now. What we need, though, immediately, is for the governor to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate whether local and state authorities were corrupt or completely incompetent in the way they rushed to exonerate Bishop of criminal responsibility...