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Amy Bishop Wants Report On 1986 Killing Kept Secret

By Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer
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(Photo Credit: Huntsville, Alabama Police Department)

(Photo Credit: Huntsville, Alabama Police Department)

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DEDHAM (AP) — An Alabama professor accused of killing three colleagues will ask a judge to keep an inquest report into the 1986 killing of her brother secret.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.

The highest court in Massachusetts ruled last month that the inquest report can be released publicly. The court also said Amy Bishop’s lawyer could go to court to argue that there is “good cause” why it should remain sealed. A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Norfolk Superior Court.

Bishop, a former biology professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, was charged in 2010 after she allegedly opened fire on colleagues.

After the shootings, a Massachusetts judge conducted an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Seth Bishop. The shooting at the family’s Braintree home had been ruled an accident, but after the inquest, a grand jury indicted Bishop in her brother’s death.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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