Former University of Alabama - Huntsville professor Amy Bishop may face charges in 1986 shooting case
The Boston Globe
June 5, 2010
Nearly 24 years after Amy Bishop fatally shot her 18-year-old brother at their Braintree home in what was then declared an accident, prosecutors are presenting evidence to a grand jury that will decide whether criminal charges should be brought in the case, according to several people involved in the probe.
The decision by Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating to take the case to a grand jury signals that a judicial inquest, which ended recently and issued a sealed report to the prosecutor, found there was enough evidence to potentially warrant charges against Bishop, now 45.
Those familiar with the investigation did not say what charge was being pursued. But murder is the only charge on which the statute of limitations has not run out.
Keating would not comment yesterday on his decision to convene the grand jury to reexamine the 1986 killing, which Braintree police, State Police, and the Norfolk district attorney at the time concluded was a tragic family accident. That all changed when Bishop, a college professor, allegedly went on a shooting rampage in February at the University of Alabama Huntsville, killing three colleagues and wounding three others after being denied tenure.