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The Amy Bishop case

Bishop, a University of Alabama in Huntsville professor, allegedly gunned down three colleagues at a faculty meeting in February 2010. Since then, a series of revelations about the former Massachusetts resident's past have emerged.

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DA: Bishop won't be tried for killing her brother in 1986

DA: Bishop won't be tried for killing her brother in 1986

Amy Bishop will not be prosecuted for allegedly murdering her brother, Seth, inside the family’s Braintree home in 1986, a death that was first dismissed as an accident but was later called a homicide, the Norfolk DA said. (Globe, 9/28/12)

Bishop gets life in prison for meeting rampage

The 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. (AP, 9/24/12)

Amy Bishop pleads guilty in Ala. shootings

Braintree native Amy Bishop, 47, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder, court officials said. She earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. (AP, 9/11/12)

Alabama seeking death penalty

Alabama prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the Amy Bishop case, her attorney confirmed. Bishop’s lawyer, Roy W. Miller of Huntsville, Ala., said in a phone interview that Madison County District Attorney Robert L. Broussard said during a court proceeding about a month ago that he would seek the death penalty. (Boston Globe, 5/26/11)

Bishop won't be charged in '93 mail bomb

The state's top federal prosecutor said the probe into the 1993 case where a mail bomb was sent to a Harvard Medical School professor was "appropriate and thorough," closing a review that was opened after Amy Bishop was charged in the Alabama slayings. (Boston Globe, 9/30/10)

Bishop tries to commit suicide

After Amy Bishop was indicted on a murder charge for the 1986 slaying of her brother, she tried to kill herself in an Alabama jail. (Boston Globe, 6/18/10)

Bishop indicted in brother’s death

Nearly 24 years after Amy Bishop fired a 12-gauge shotgun into the chest of her 18-year-old brother, a grand jury indicted her on a charge of first-degree murder. (Boston Globe, 6/16/10)

The University of Alabama shootings

On Feb. 12, 2010, University of Alabama Huntsville professor Amy Bishop allegedly opened fire at a faculty meeting, killing three colleagues and wounding three others. Allegations emerged that a denial of tenure for Bishop played a role in the killings. After her arrest a pattern of violent and suspicious incidents from her past began to emerge.

Professor held after 3 are killed at Ala. university

Three faculty members at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus were shot to death, and three other people were seriously wounded, at a biology faculty meeting, university officials said. (Boston Globe, 2/13/10)

Ambition fueled a smoldering rage

Morbidly shy and driven, ornery and oddly sweet, Amy Bishop craved fame in the worst way. She found it. Authorities say she shot and killed three colleagues Feb. 12. (Globe, 2/21/10)

The 1986 shooting

In 1986, Bishop shot and killed her 18-year-old brother, Seth, with a shotgun. The case was ruled an accident, but after the Alabama shooting law officials and experts raised questions about the thoroughness of the probe. After an inquest into the shooting, a grand jury indicted Bishop on first-degree murder charges in her brother's death.

The 1993 Harvard connection

Amy Bishop and her husband were questioned after a package containing two pipe bombs was sent to the Newton home of Dr. Paul Rosenberg, a Harvard Medical School professor and physician at Children’s Hospital Boston.

A look at the case

Amy Bishop
Details of the Bishop case
Take a step-by-step look at events as they unfold in the Amy Bishop case.
Timeline of the case
Timeline of the case
A chronological sequence of events in the Amy Bishop case.



Police report on Amy Bishop
1986 Police report on Bishop
Police said that Amy Bishop shot her brother during an argument, which police said was an accident.
Full police file
Full police file on Bishop
A Norfolk County district attorney recently reviewed the document and said there was probable cause to charge Bishop in her brother's death.
Braintree police 'day log' Dec. 6, 1986
Braintree police 'day log'
Police said that Amy Bishop shot her brother during an argument in 1986 and was being booked when the chief ordered the booking stopped and released Bishop to her mother.
Statement from Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier
Statement from Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier
Braintree’s Police Chief Paul H. Frazier said police were prepared to arrest and charge Bishop immediately after the 1986 shooting but were ordered to release her.