Ex-Ala. prof wants to be tried in brother's death

This police booking photograph released by the Huntsville (Ala.) Police Dept., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, shows college professor Amy Bishop, charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of three faculty members at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. (AP Photo/Huntsville Police Dept.)
October 2, 2012 7:10:53 AM PDT
The former University of Alabama professor sentenced to life in prison last week in a shooting rampage that killed three of her colleagues wants to go on trial in the 1986 death of her brother in Massachusetts.

Court documents filed by Bishop's lawyer say she objects to a decision by Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey to decline to prosecute her in the killing of 18-year-old Seth Bishop.

Attorney Larry Tipton says Bishop wants to prove at trial that she had a "loving and caring relationship" with her brother and that the shooting was accidental.

Morrissey said last week that he decided not to move forward because she has already received life sentence in the Alabama killings.

Bishop claims she accidentally shot her brother while trying to unload her father's shotgun in the family's Braintree home.


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