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Lawyer: Prof. accused in slayings remorseful

February 20, 2010

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— The Alabama university professor accused of shooting six colleagues has a genius-level IQ, yet wonders whether she has been fired from her job — a clear sign that she has trouble relating to the world, her attorney said Friday.

One week ago, the Harvard-educated Amy Bishop was accused of opening fire at a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, killing three co-workers and injuring three others. She is remorseful, but doesn’t recall pulling the trigger, said her attorney, Roy W. Miller. She exhibits signs of mental illness and needs evaluations, he said.

“Something’s wrong with this lady, OK?” Miller said, laying the groundwork for a potential insanity defense during a news conference.

Comments

anon1958 4 years, 10 months ago

Killing three people and wounding three others is pretty clear evidence of mental illness, but she had the presence of mind to obtain a 9mm pistol and ammunition at some earlier point in time. Regardless of her state of mind when she shot those people I am not buying any BS that she is free from responsibility for her actions.

I have great sympathy for anyone abused by their employer, which may or may not be a factor here, but just gunning people down is craven cowardice. Alas, our society is full of craven cowards.

RoeDapple 4 years, 10 months ago

Smart enough to pull mental illness out of her bag of tricks? People who don't have genius I.Q.s are smart enough to do it....

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