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Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage
The Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Denise Lavoie and Jay Lindsay

Posted on 09/24/2012 8:37:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting.

The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the University of Alabama in Hunstville, showed no reaction as the verdict was read.

Circuit Judge Alan Mann then imposed the life sentence. Bishop did not speak in court.

The Harvard-educated biologist avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty earlier this month to the shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

However, she was still required to have a brief trial under Alabama law because she admitted to a capital murder charge.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

A police investigator testified Monday during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that left three of her colleagues dead and three others wounded.

Investigator Charlie Gray and professor Debra Moriarty were the only witnesses to testify during the brief trial Monday for Amy Bishop. Bishop already has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty, but state law requires a trial because it was a capital charge.

Gray also said police believe Bishop opened fire during the faculty meeting because she was angry over being denied tenure, which effectively ended her career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

"She would say, `It didn't happened. I wasn't there. It wasn't me,'" Gray said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: amybishop; capitalmurder; harvardalumni; liberals; moonbat; murderer; obamalover; obamaobsession; obamavoter; obamaworship; obamunist; obsessedwithobama; sicko; universityofalabama
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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2010, file booking photo provided by the Huntsville, Ala., Police Department shows college professor Amy Bishop, charged with capital murder in the Feb. 12, 2010 shooting deaths of three faculty members at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Bishop pleaded guilty to capital murder charges in an agreement that will send to her prison for the rest of her life and make her ineligible for the death penalty. A judge scheduled jury selection for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, as a trial is still required under Alabama law because Bishop admitted to a capital charge of murder.

1 posted on 09/24/2012 8:37:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More backgroun info ...

Amy Bishop also murdered her brother back in the 1980s:

http://www.boston.com/news/education/2012/09/11/prof-pleads-guilty-killing-ala-colleagues/yiQ5OpTz0EqqUPv5pqTfxH/story.html


2 posted on 09/24/2012 8:39:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

WHY CAN’T THESE WOMEN STICK TO SHOPLIFTING?


3 posted on 09/24/2012 8:40:25 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DogByte6RER

Disturbingly Intense Obama Supporter


4 posted on 09/24/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
"I didn't do it nobody saw me you can't prove anything."


5 posted on 09/24/2012 8:42:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DogByte6RER

She’ll be out on parole in less than 10 years and get a cushy job at some other left-wing nuthouse. By that time, it will be accepted knowledge that she never did it, was never there, and besides the CIA made her do it.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: DogByte6RER

Keyword obsessed with Obama added


7 posted on 09/24/2012 8:43:28 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Gray also said police believe Bishop opened fire during the faculty meeting because she was angry over being denied tenure, which effectively ended her career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Unintentionally funny sentence of the night award. I'd say it ended her career!
8 posted on 09/24/2012 8:48:28 PM PDT by hemogoblin (We're all on Flight 93 now.)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise

IBNGP (In Before NOT GUILTY Posts!)


9 posted on 09/24/2012 8:50:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks DogByte6RER.
Bishop pleaded guilty to capital murder charges in an agreement that will send to her prison for the rest of her life and make her ineligible for the death penalty.
In other words, she's either committed perjury, or has committed perjury. And she's clearly thinking straight. She should hang.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 8:52:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DogByte6RER
"It didn't happened. I wasn't there. It wasn't me"...sounds like an Obama presser when somebody asks about the ecomony or what happened to our ambassador in Libya........
11 posted on 09/24/2012 8:53:00 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DIRTYSECRET

<+>WHY CAN’T THESE WOMEN STICK TO SHOPLIFTING?<->

Arsenic and Old Lace has changed society forever. We must ban plays and movies made from plays.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 8:56:54 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: DogByte6RER

This woman needs to be executed. She kiils 3 people and gets only a life sentence, to be cuddled the rest of her life by taxpayers. Justice did not prevail here.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 8:57:51 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Revolting cat!
not just guilty--guillotine guilty.
14 posted on 09/24/2012 8:59:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: DogByte6RER
FWIW, I think she was influenced by that cliche TV show character of the great scientist who suddenly "snaps," has a psychotic episode, trashes his lab, kills a collegue... and then acts like an amazed bystander, claims to be as shocked as everyone else, and pretends to remember nothing.

I remember this kind of character appearing a couple of times on prime-time television shows back in the seventies.

I think she is pure evil, and I think she believed she could pull this act off. Quite possibly she believed she could pull it off again; I think she might have used it to get away with the murder of her brother back when she was in her early 20s.

Her politically-connected mother got her off that time. She's got the Alabama vicitim's blood on her hands too.

I'll venture a totally WAG that her mother is a big-time liberal. Could be totally wrong, I'll be the first to admit.

15 posted on 09/24/2012 9:00:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: DogByte6RER
No problem, she'll vote for Obama from prison.

Several times.

16 posted on 09/24/2012 9:03:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“The Harvard-educated biologist”


17 posted on 09/24/2012 9:03:42 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Bush did it.

The libs are probably theorizing at this very moment that Cheney’s hunting accident was also no accident...


18 posted on 09/24/2012 9:08:10 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: DogByte6RER
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"The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville [Amy Bishop] was a suspect in a 1993 attempted mail bombing, according to a report by The Boston Globe.

The report broke the day after it was learned that Bishop fatally shot her brother in Braintree in 1986. ..."

http://www.necn.com/02/14/10/Amy-Bishop-at-time-of-1993-mail-bomb-inv/landing.html?blockID=180453&feedID=4215
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"A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."--Boston Herald, February 15, 2010

'Oddball' portrait of Amy Bishop emerges:
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100215oddball_protrait_emerges_suspects_family_pals_offer_clues/srvc=home&position=0

19 posted on 09/24/2012 9:18:41 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Ronin

I don’t know about parole, but I feel pretty sure she’s never going to get another job at a college.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 9:19:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: ETL
A family source said Bishop... was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting

She and Sandra Fluke sort of look alike. At least this "obsessed" Obama supporter won't be available to join up with Fluke and the other ivy league girlies in their fight for free birth control.

21 posted on 09/24/2012 9:27:09 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Another one from Harvard. How much more crap must we take from that incubator of monsters.
22 posted on 09/24/2012 9:36:50 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Selene

This is why libs should not have guns. They are always projecting their emotional reckless use of firearms onto everyone else because they know if they had guns, they’d kill at random.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 9:38:16 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: CitizenM

“She and Sandra Fluke sort of look alike”

yes


24 posted on 09/24/2012 9:41:22 PM PDT by Selene
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To: CitizenM

“She and Sandra Fluke sort of look alike”

yes


25 posted on 09/24/2012 9:41:30 PM PDT by Selene
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To: CitizenM

“She and Sandra Fluke sort of look alike”

yes


26 posted on 09/24/2012 9:41:37 PM PDT by Selene
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To: CitizenM

“She and Sandra Fluke sort of look alike”

yes


27 posted on 09/24/2012 9:41:42 PM PDT by Selene
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To: ETL
"...was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."

I cannot fathom why she was denied tenure.

28 posted on 09/24/2012 9:42:57 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Selene

Oops, sorry for the multiple posts.


29 posted on 09/24/2012 9:44:05 PM PDT by Selene
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To: CitizenM
She and Sandra Fluke sort of look alike

or a younger Emo Phillips.

30 posted on 09/24/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: DogByte6RER
It was almost for sure that it was she and her hubby who sent a bomb to her professor at Harvard when he would not recommend her for another year in the post-grad program back in the '90s. This was after she blew her brother away with a shotgun.

And her research was a joke...she kept writing the same paper over and over again. This woman was a fraud aside from being a homicidal maniac.

31 posted on 09/24/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: fella

Frauds
Liars
Cheaters
Murderers


32 posted on 09/24/2012 9:49:32 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Pharmboy
"The day of the shooting, Bishop taught her anatomy and neurosciences class. According to a student in Bishop's class, she "seemed perfectly normal" during the lecture."
33 posted on 09/24/2012 10:10:42 PM PDT by Selene
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To: DogByte6RER


So, Ms. Bishop, if you didn't do this, then can you tell us who did?


.... Okeeeey, I teeeel you Eeerything ....



34 posted on 09/24/2012 10:34:14 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: zencycler

lol


35 posted on 09/24/2012 10:40:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

The Unanswered Questions of this case:

—0f the 12 people in the conference room at the time of the shooting, three are dead, two were seriously injured and might not remember much, which leaves seven witnesses. 0nly one of these, a Professor Moriarity, has been publicly interviewed and has identified Bishop as the shooter. Where are the other interviews of survivors, and why haven’t three of the unharmed witnesses even been identified?

—Why did Amy Bishop repeatedly say “[b]It didn’t happen. There’s no way .... they are still alive[/b]” in the first interviews after her arrest? What did she mean by that?

—In the first hours after the shooting, the local newspapers website posted a photo of another person being led away in handcuffs from the scene. Who was this person, and why do commentators who did see this photo say it looked like a man wearing women’s clothing? Why was he/she carrying ‘shells’ in her/his pockets? Where did they come from? What caliber were they? Did they smell like they has recently been fired? Were all the expended shells from the shooting recovered at the crime scene?

—Is there any of the ubiquitous video evidence that is everywhere nowadays that places her at the scene? None has been released.

==Was Gun Shot Residue evidence found on her hands? Were her fingerprints found on the weapon recovered? Did the recovered weapon smell like it had recently been fired? Can all the slugs and expended shell cases be traced back to the weapon allegedly used?

—What was the motive? They have implied that Amy Bishop was angry over being denied tenure, but officially speaking they did not posit any motive. What did Amy herself have to say?


36 posted on 09/24/2012 10:57:13 PM PDT by starvosan
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To: Steely Tom

Well, one witness said she seemed surprised when her gun jammed or ran out of ammo, which gave them the opportunity to rush her and push her out of the room. I think, had she not left any witnesses, she planned to say she missed the meeting, hoping everyone would believe it was another school shooting incident by a student.


37 posted on 09/24/2012 10:59:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DogByte6RER
How Bishop killed her younger brother Seth.

Bishop Story Has More Holes Than A Sieve

38 posted on 09/25/2012 12:18:27 AM PDT by Daaave ('We Can Remember It for You Wholesale')
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
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Emo Phillips

39 posted on 09/25/2012 12:36:36 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: fella
Another one from Harvard. How much more crap must we take from that incubator of monsters.

"[Unabomber Ted] Kaczynski was born in Chicago, Illinois, where, as a child prodigy, he excelled academically from an early age. Kaczynski was accepted into Harvard University at the age of 16, where he earned an undergraduate degree, and later earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He became an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley at age 25, but resigned two years later."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unabomber
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From SFGate.com:

Unabomber essay urges attacks on 'techno-industrial system'
July 27, 2002 | By Dan Eggen, Dominic Gates, Washington Post

In an article published this spring by Green Anarchy, a radical environmental newsletter, [unabomber Ted] Kaczynski calls on revolutionaries to "eliminate the entire techno-industrial system" by "hitting where it hurts" and disparages the activities of most radicals as "pointless." ..."

“The fall 2001 issue of Green Anarchy published a letter from Kaczynski complaining that Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatista rebels in Chiapas, Mexico, was insufficiently pure as a revolutionary because he advocates bringing water and electricity to peasants....”

http://articles.sfgate.com/2002-07-27/news/17554242_1_contention-that-modern-society-radical-environmental-newsletter-kaczynski-kaczynski-s-views/2
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From anarchist-org.forum:

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (El Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) is an anarcho communist army that is based in Mexico, mainly the poorest state in Mexico, Chiapas. In 1994, January 1st, they started their revolution and it has been increasingly successful throughout the years. Today, they are attempting non-violent struggles because the people told them too — they are truly an army of the people. However, both the people and their army are realizing how unsuccessful that tactic is.

Their ideology, Zapatismo, is a mixture of indigenous teachings, autonomism, anarchism and communism. Although other revolutions are going on in the world (like the Southern African anarcho communist movement), the Zapatista revolution was deemed the first modern revolution of our time and it’s bringing hope to people not only in Mexico, but around the world.”

http://anarchist-org.forum-gratuiti.net/t206-zapatista-anarcho-communist-revolution

40 posted on 09/25/2012 1:16:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: GeronL; DCBryan1

Of course the actual title of this AP article is “Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage”. Not “It didn’t happened. I wasn’t there. It wasn’t me” ... Leftist Murderer U of A Professor Gets Life”.

I checked because I knew AP would never ever state that a murderer was a Leftist. Forget the fact that she was obsessed with Obama as her own family member revealed.

see post 19 (bold red type):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2935832/posts?page=19#19


41 posted on 09/25/2012 1:24:36 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: DogByte6RER

She should get the death sentence just for that hairdo alone.


42 posted on 09/25/2012 1:41:11 AM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The Harvard-educated biologist avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty earlier this month to the shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

With the revelations about Warren, Obama, and others, the Harvard Alumni news must make for some exciting reading.

Veritas, not so much.

43 posted on 09/25/2012 4:14:09 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: starvosan
Why did Amy Bishop repeatedly say “[b]It didn’t happen. There’s no way .... they are still alive[/b]” in the first interviews after her arrest?

Angling to get off for reason of insanity?

44 posted on 09/25/2012 6:06:29 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Justice delayed is justice denied. Why did this case take so long to adjudicate? This shooting seemed a very long time ago.


45 posted on 09/25/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: GeronL

“Angling to get off for reason of insanity?”

But if she’s so damn smart, why commit this motiveless crime to begin with?


There are always two sides to every story, and what we have not heard is Amy Bishop’s side of the story, nor will we ever:

http://whnt.com/2012/09/24/courtroom-blog-amy-bishop-trial/
—Judge Mann asks Bishop if there is anything she would like to say. Roy Miller says he will speak for her....

Less than twenty four hours after being sentenced, she was moved to prison. Why the haste?

http://www.wsfa.com/story/19636534/amy-bishop-anderson-spends-first-night-at-tutwiler-prison
Department of Corrections officials said it typically takes 30 days for an inmate to transfer to a state prison. ...
On a side note, cameras and interviews with inmates are no longer allowed inside Alabama prisons.


46 posted on 09/26/2012 9:14:16 AM PDT by starvosan
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To: starvosan

Aren’t people found guilty and sentenced usually whisked away to prison on the spot?

Besides he had time for one more interview, sort of:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2936354/posts


47 posted on 09/26/2012 11:51:58 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ETL; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
Only a matter of time before Dora the Explora went bad. Childhood stars almost always seem to.


48 posted on 09/26/2012 1:22:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2935832/posts?page=39#39


49 posted on 09/26/2012 1:32:49 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

My point is that there has been a definite ‘rush to judgement’ in this case. If she was caught more or less red-handed, where exactly is all the evidence against her? The ballistics, forensic, eyewitness evidence, etc? I haven’t seen too much of it. 0nly one of the seven survivors in that room said that Amy Bishop was the shooter. What about the rest? And why, after holding out for two and a half years, would the defendant change her plea to guilty just before trial? Just like Jared Loughner, the Tucson/Giffords gunman. Personally, I am smelling a rat.


50 posted on 09/26/2012 2:49:35 PM PDT by starvosan
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