Alabama professor Amy Bishop, a socialist Obama supporter and mass murderer, told officials in February 2010 that she’s likely insane.
This was after she shot dead three colleagues.
Amy Bishop shot and killed Gopi K. Podila, Maria Ragland Davis, and Adriel Johnson, all professors in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus, last Friday after a meeting on tenure. Bishop, a socialist, also shot and killed her 18 year-old brother during an argument in 1986 at point blank range. She shot at him 3 times then robbed an auto shop with a shotgun. Police released Bishop in 1986 after they received a call from district attorney William Delahunt, who later was elected to Congress as a democrat.
Today, Professor Bishop pleaded not guilty, citing mental illness for the mass killings.
A former biology professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues during a staff meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in court on Thursday.
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Amy Bishop, 46, wore a red jumpsuit and bulletproof vest at the hearing in Huntsville. Madison County Circuit Judge Alan Mann said the Harvard-trained biologist and mother of four will go to trial on murder charges on March 19, 2012.
“Her mind is a major issue,” Bishop’s attorney Roy Miller told Reuters.
Prosecutors seek the death penalty for Bishop, also accused of wounding three other members of the biology department during what survivors called an execution-style shooting on February 12, 2010.
Colleagues believed Bishop, who allegedly pulled the gun from her purse to start shooting, was angry over the school’s denial of tenure. Tenure loss could have ended her teaching career at the university.