HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (CBS) — Amy Bishop has been indicted on a capital murder charge and three attempted murder charges in the February 2010 shooting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Bishop is accused of killing three professors and injuring three university employees in the shooting.

Alabama law says the multiple murders can turn into one capital murder charge. The charge means she could be sentenced to death if found guilty.

The shooting happened during a faculty meeting in which Bishop was denied tenure at the university.
Bishop, who’s originally from Braintree, was indicted last summer in Massachusetts for the 1986 murder of her brother, Seth. Police say she shot Seth inside their parents’ home.

Investigators then ruled it an accident, but the case was reopened in February 2010 after the shooting in Alabama.

When the case was reopened it was revealed Braintree police never told prosecutors that Bishop tried to steal a car from an auto dealership, then refused to drop her gun when confronted by police.

Comments (3)
  1. blackbear1 says:

    I remain astounded at the extremely poor police work by the Braintree PD, mainly due to the now retired Chief. As this story was unfolding, the Chief seemed to love talking to the cameras while in his pajamas and giving the most damning account of his handling of this. He needed a lawyer to tell him not to talk. I could not believe what I was hearing.

  2. lanny says:

    For the record: Chief Polio won’t be doing any more interviews–he died in December.

    Also, as I understand it from past reports, Bishop had already been denied tenure; it did not happen during this meeting. The meeting in which the shootings occurred was an ordinary faculty meeting, which is what made the tragedy even more inexplicable.

  3. jim says:

    i hope she suffers in jail and i also hope she gets the death penalty.

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