Monday, February 22, 2010

All Voices: A roundup on Amy Bishop, the alleged Alabama shooter

At citizen journalism site, I've posted a roundup of the latest news on Alabama professor Amy Bishop, who opened fire during a biology department staff meeting two weeks ago, killing three of her colleauges and wounding three others.

Biology professor Amy Bishop, who allegedly opened fire at a department meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, killing three colleagues and wounding three others, says now that she doesn't remember doing it. Her court-appointed lawyer, Roy W. Miller, says that Bishop is remorseful about last week's shootings, but she is likely insane and may in fact be a paranoid schizophrenic.

"She said, 'Do I still have a job out there?' She asked me that yesterday," Miller told the Associated Press. "She said, 'Do you know if I have a job? I assume they fired me. Did they fire me?'"

He said that the 45-year-old biology professor's failure to get tenure at the the University of Alabama in Huntsville was likely the reason for the shootings. Her $83,000-a-year job teaching biology was due to end this semester. Miller also said that Bishop, who has taught at the university since 2003 and holds a doctorate from Harvard University, may have been angry over being turned down by the less-prestigious school. ... [More]

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