Mass. D.A.: New Reports Show Probable Cause to File Charges Against Bishop

A Massachusetts district attorney says newly found police reports on the 1986 shooting death of Alabama university professor Amy Bishop

The Associated Press
In this photo taken Friday, Amy Bishop is taken into custody by Huntsville, Ala., police in connection with fatal shootings on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts district attorney says newly found police reports on the 1986 shooting death of Alabama university professor Amy Bishop's brother show there was probable cause to file weapons and assault charges against her.

Bishop's shooting of her brother at their home in Braintree was
ruled an accident.

Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said Tuesday there was
probable cause to arrest Bishop on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of ammunition. He says the reports don't contradict
Bishop's mother's claim the shooting was accidental.

Keating says even if a grand jury had decided Bishop's conduct
met a standard of reckless behavior for a manslaughter charge, the statute of limitations has expired.

Bishop is accused of fatally shooting three colleagues at a
faculty meeting. She says it didn't happen.


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