Ex-prof due in court on Ala. university shooting

The ex-professor pleaded guilty to shooting six other faculty members in 2010


Jay Reeves
September 24, 2012 4:46PM (UTC)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An ex-university professor who pleaded guilty to shooting six people during a faculty meeting in Alabama is headed to court for an abbreviated trial.

A judge scheduled jury selection Monday for Amy Bishop, a Harvard-educated biologist who went on the shooting spree at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Bishop pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing three people and wounding three others in February 2010. She avoided a possible death sentence with the plea and instead faces life imprisonment.

But a trial is still required under Alabama law because Bishop admitted to a capital charge of murder. So lawyers will select a jury and Circuit Judge Alan Mann will hold a brief trial.

Bishop awaits trial in the shotgun death of her brother in Massachusetts in 1986.


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