Defense Attorneys Seek State Testimony in UAH Shooting Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Attorneys for a former University of Alabama in Huntsville professor accused of killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting are seeking testimony from three state officials.

The Huntsville Times reports Amy Bishop's lawyers have subpoenaed Alabama's finance director, comptroller and the director of Alabama's indigent defense services.

Bishops lawyers are being paid for by the state under the indigent defense law. The state doesn't cap attorney fees in capital cases, but lawyers often complain of slow payments to defense experts.

Bishop is to go to trial for capital murder March 19 in the Feb. 12, 2010 shooting that left three fellow faculty members dead and three others wounded. Prosecutors have said they'll seek the death penalty.

The judge has put a gag order on the attorneys in the case.

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