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District Attorney for Madison CountyHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two weeks ago, we knew the likely outcome of this trial.  Now, it’s official and Amy Bishop Anderson will spend the rest of her life behind bars.

“We’re satisfied.  We figured it would be pretty quick,” said Rob Broussard, Madison County District Attorney.  “That way it was clear to everybody that it was uncontested.”

The prosecution called just two witnesses — a police investigator and Dr. Deb Moriarity, who survived the shooting.  She talked about reliving the nightmare in court.

“Obviously it was stressful,” said Dr. Moriarity.  “It made me remember a lot of things that I’ve spent the past few years trying to put out of my mind.”

Now that the capital murder case is closed, everyone involved is left to ask the question of why this happened. 

WHNT News 19 asked Broussard why Bishop allowed the idea of losing her job to manifest into murder.

"It's clearly someone who had a high opinion of themselves.  I'm talking about the defendant Amy Bishop," said Broussard.  "Who could not take the prospect of not receiving tenure. Instead of doing herself in, she decided she would just get even.  I think that's the way she's wired."