By GREG BLUESTEIN and STEVE LeBLANC (AP)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — When police finally tracked down Amy Bishop on the day she shot and killed her teenage brother in 1986, she was crouching behind a parked car, carrying a shotgun at waist level with one round in the chamber and a second in her pocket.
The details come from police reports released Tuesday, as law enforcement officials said there was probable cause to file weapons and assault charges against her at the time of the shooting at the family’s home in Braintree, Mass.
Details of the 1986 death and its investigation have surfaced since Bishop, a biology professor at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, was arrested and charged in a university shooting rampage at a faculty meeting Friday that left three people dead and three injured. Relatives of victims in last week’s shooting have questioned whether much of the violence could have been prevented if the earlier case had been handled properly.
Bishop’s past encounters with the law have also included 2002 charges for a fight over a child’s booster seat at an International House of Pancakes and her questioning in an attempted pipe bombing in 1993.
The newly released police reports from the 1986 shooting had been sought since the Alabama shooting. After reviewing them, Norfolk, Mass., District Attorney William Keating said Bishop could have been arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of ammunition. Even so, Keating said, the police reports don’t necessarily contradict Bishop’s mother’s claim that the shooting of 18-year-old Seth Bishop was an accident. Also, the statute of limitations has expired.
Ready Writerz: Lord please forgive her for her sins. This whole situation is just crazy. Violence is the devils work……Shout out to google news for this article.