June 16th, 2010
04:11 PM ET

Former professor charged in brother's 1986 death

Amy Bishop has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her brother's 1986 death in Massachusetts, according to Norfolk District Attorney William Keating.

Amy Bishop, a former Alabama university professor accused of gunning down three colleagues in February, was indicted in Massachusetts on Wednesday in the 1986 shooting death of her brother.

Bishop was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of her brother, Seth Bishop, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said.

The death of Seth Bishop was originally ruled an accident. Then 20, Amy Bishop told investigators that she was asking her brother how to unload her father's shotgun when it accidentally discharged, shooting him in the chest in her parents' kitchen.

His death came under renewed scrutiny after Amy Bishop was arrested in February in connection with a shooting rampage at a biology faculty meeting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

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  1. Brent

    A shotgun uses shells, not bullets.

    June 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lol ok

    Because the charges in February weren't enough, lets book her for something she did 24 years ago. That'll seal the deal.

    June 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Astrid

    This way, if she uses an insanity plea for the killings in Alabama, she will still face justice in Massachusetts. Yes, this is too little too late, but I for one am glad that they have these charges as "insurance" in case Amy Bishop manages to dodge the consequences of her actions yet again.

    I'm actually all for digging up any crime she might have committed in the past 40 years, up to and including double parking, just to keep her off the streets for as long as possible. This woman is a menace and dangerous to society.

    June 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angry Citizen

      Then she goes onto abusing her son by naming him after the brother she murdered!!! This woman has obviously had problems for a very long time. It is just too bad that her mother and her husband were in such denial about her indifference to anyone else around her for so long.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Wayne

    Way to be tough on crime, Massachusetts! This will bring back the people she killed in Huntsville.

    June 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |