The biology professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville charged with killing three colleagues shot her brother dead in 1986, police said Saturday.
Amy Bishop, a mother of four, allegedly opened fire at a biology department meeting Friday afternoon in Alabama. Investigators said she left her handgun in a bathroom and called her husband for a ride, The Huntsville Times reported.
She was charged with a single count of capital murder Saturday. Her husband, James Anderson, was detained with her Friday but has not been charged.
In Braintree, Mass., Police Chief Paul Frazier said at a Saturday news conference that Bishop, then 20, was arrested after her brother, Seth, 18, was shot dead in the family home, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported. He said Bishop was released without being charged by order of John Polio, the chief at the time, a decision that left police officers on duty at the time "frustrated."
All records of the shooting have disappeared, Frazier said, except for a brief note in the booking log.
Polio, now 86, said there was no coverup. He said the shooting was investigated by District Attorney William Delahunt, now a congressman, who determined it was accidental.
Unbelievable! William Delahunt is currently a congressman in liberal Massachusetts, He's in the midst of a tough fight for his seat with Republican Joseph D. Malone. Delahunt has a history of extremist leftwing positions, including attacks against the Iraq War and being soft on crime once getting a criminal out on furlough, who later killed someone. To think, Bishop supposedly killed 3 of her peers because she didn't get her tenure. This woman killed her own brother and was let back on the streets by a liberal AD whose now a congressman fighting for his job. This doesn't look good at all.