UAHuntsville Plans Memorial For Shooting Victims

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The surprise news that Amy Bishop Anderson pleaded guilty shocked students on the UAHuntsville campus Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the school is moving forward with plans to build a memorial for the victims.

Bishop appeared before Madison County Circuit Judge Alan Mann on Tuesday afternoon.  She pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Students say they are happy Bishop decided to admit to the crime and they say the healing continues.

“I am glad she is facing what she did,” said student Katie Wilkins.

This is the proposed design for a memorial being built at UAH. (Handout provided by UAH)

George Basana takes classes on the third floor of the Shelby Center for Science and Technology, just down the hall from where the shooting happened.  He said going in the building still gives him chills.

“It is always on your mind when you are inside that building, but things are getting better for us,” Basana said.

Officials have announced plans for a permanent memorial that will be constructed in a new greenway on campus. UAHuntsville spokesman Ray Garner said the exact details are still being finalized, but work should begin soon.

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Read WHNT’s coverage of the Bishop case.

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