Wednesday marks 10 year anniversary of deadly UAH faculty shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Wednesday marks a sad day in Huntsville’s history. 10 years ago on February 12, 2010, UAH professor Amy Bishop Anderson pulled a gun out of her purse during a department meeting and shot six coworkers. Biology professors Maria Ragland Davis and Adriel Johnson, along with department chairman Gopi Podila were killed. Three […]

State Bill Would Eliminate “Mini Trials” For Capital Crime Plea Deals

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We saw a prime example of a mini trial with Amy Bishop-Anderson. Basically – if you’re facing a capital charge and you plead guilty – you still have to go through a trial to uphold the plea deal. It’s designed so that prosecutors can’t convince people to plead guilty without sufficient […]

Another Delay in Amy Bishop Anderson Case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Amy Bishop Anderson case has been delayed again, specifically, her criminal appeal. A state court this morning granted the Attorney General’s office an extension to file paperwork in opposition to the appeal. Bishop Anderson shot six colleagues at UAHuntsville back in February of 2010. Three of those shooting victims died. Bishop Anderson […]

Alabama Attorney General Files Challenge to Bishop’s Appeal

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The State of Alabama replied to Amy Bishop’s appeal for her capital murder guilty plea and life sentence, stating that she has no grounds for appeal. The filing, which was submitted Friday, argues that Bishop waived her right to appeal when she entered the guilty plea. It goes on to say […]

Amy Bishop Anderson’s Prison Photo Released

The Alabama Department of Corrections has released Amy Bishop Anderson’s prison photo. Bishop Anderson was booked at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka on Tuesday, after being brought down from Madison County. Brian Corbett, spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, said Bishop Anderson will have a minimum of 30 days in segregation for a […]

Massachusetts DA Drops Murder Charge Against Amy Bishop

BRAINTREE, Mass. — The Boston Globe is reporting Amy Bishop will not be prosecuted for her brother’s 1986 murder in Massachusetts. The Globe reports Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said because Bishop is now scheduled to end her life behind bars in Alabama, the first degree murder charge she faced in Massachusetts will not be […]

‘Snapped’ Episode On Bishop Case To Air Sunday Night

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) An episode of ‘Snapped’ that spotlights the Amy Bishop case will air this Sunday, February 24 on Oxygen. The episode airs at 8 p.m. central time. The production crew visited Huntsville in October 2012 and interviewed several people with knowledge of the case, including: Brian Lawson, reporter, The Huntsville Times Patricia McCarter, […]

Judge Denies Motions To Delay Civil Trials Against Bishop

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County judge says there will be no delay in one of the civil cases against Amy Bishop.  He also set a trial date for March 2014. Judge William Bell denied two motions on Friday to delay the civil cases while Bishop appeals her criminal case.  Bishop pleaded guilty to […]