US Representative William Delahunt, who as a law enforcement official made crucial decisions in 1986 when Amy Bishop shot her brother to death in Braintree will break his silence today.
Delahunt, who was then the Norfolk district attorney, has not explained why he chose not to charge Bishop with a crime of any type after the shooting.
Delahunt will hold individual interviews with members of the news media today, his spokesman said.
Amy Bishop shot her younger brother, Seth, with a 12-gauge shotgun, a shooting witnessed by their mother. Delahunt's successor, William R. Keating, has said there was a "glaring omission'' in State Police reports prepared under the supervision of Delahunt and his former top assistant, John Kivlan.
Current Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier has also criticized the investigation which found the shooting was an accident as inadequate.
Separately, Governor Deval Patrick has ordered State Police to conduct an internal inquiry into how its troopers handled the investigation.
The death of Seth Bishop was largely forgotten by the public until earlier this month when Amy Bishop allegedly shot and killed three colleagues at the University of Alabama. She has pleaded not guilty to murder charges and could face the death penalty.
This has Willie Horton written all over it. And if it's found that yet another liberal terrorist put a criminal's feelings ahead of protecting the American people, then Delahunt deserves the full wrath of the family and friends that Amy Bishop killed as well as law enforcement. Mind you, Delahunt's had more than a week to get his replies to this tragedy together so he's already looking lame.