Anything but academic, a tenure dispute in Alabama became a blood bath when professor Amy Bishop opened fire at a faculty meeting on February 12, 2010. After the murders, further investigation into the 1986 "accidental" shooting death of her brother Seth, led to Bishop’s being indicted for murder in Massachusetts for that crime.
Former University of Alabama professor Amy Bishop has challenged the guilty verdict and life sentence she received after opening fire at a faculty staff meeting on February 12, 2010, killing three people and wounding three others. Given the terms of the plea deal she accepted, her challenge may not be allowed to proceed.
Amy Bishop has pleaded guilty to the murders of her UAH colleagues, but may soon face extradition to Massachusetts to stand trial for killing her brother in 1986.