You might remember this nutcase. The Harvard-educated, Obama-loving professor was originally though to be one of those Tea Party wingnuts back when she murdered three people. When it was discovered who she actually was, well, that’s the last you heard of her.
Until now. Then she’ll be again airbrushed from history as the media awaits the first instance of Tea Party violence. Trust them. It’ll happen. They’re sure.
An ex-professor pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010, court officials said.
Amy Bishop, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder. She had earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity
Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty against the Harvard-educated Bishop and it was not immediately clear if they would drop the penalty as part of the plea deal, which is common in such cases. Sentencing will be after arguments are heard at a hearing on Sept. 24 before Madison County Circuit Judge Alan Mann in Huntsville.
Prosecutors say the former biology professor on Feb. 12, 2010, pulled a gun out of her purse and opened fire at the meeting. Her attorneys say she had mental problems.
Bishop of Huntsville also is charged with killing her brother in Massachusetts in 1986. The shooting of 18-year-old Seth Bishop had been ruled an accident after Amy Bishop told police she shot him in the family’s Braintree home as she was trying to unload her father’s gun.
But the Alabama slayings led to a new investigation and charges.