Amy Bishop Alabama http://apr.org en House Moves To Eliminate Trials For Guilty Plea http://apr.org/post/house-moves-eliminate-trials-guilty-plea <P>Alabama House members have moved forward with a bill to streamline courtroom procedures in cases where the defendant has entered a guilty plea.</P> <P>Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa told fellow members of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the three-day trial procedure in the Amy Bishop case cost the state nearly $500,000.</P> <P>A hearing known as a "mini-trial" is held when a defendant will not face the death penalty. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:41:30 +0000 The Associated Press 26644 at http://apr.org House Moves To Eliminate Trials For Guilty Plea Ala. Professor Appealing Life Sentence in Shooting http://apr.org/post/ala-professor-appealing-life-sentence-shooting <DIV> <P>A former professor who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three colleagues during a staff meeting has been notified by the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals that her appellant's brief is due by Jan. 28.</P> <P>WAFF-TV (<A href="http://bit.ly/1355jyA"><U><FONT color=#0000ff>http://bit.ly/1355jyA</FONT></U></A> ) reports Amy Bishop Anderson, formerly of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, is appealing her conviction and life sentence for capital murder. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:25:12 +0000 The Associated Press 22730 at http://apr.org Ala. Professor Appealing Life Sentence in Shooting UAH Shooter Could Get Royalties From School http://apr.org/post/uah-shooter-could-get-royalties-school <DIV> <P>The woman who admitted shooting six coworkers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville could receive royalties from the university for an invention that's expected to start generating revenue soon.</P> <P>Bishop and her husband, Jim Anderson, invented a cell incubator that has been developed for sale by InQ Biosciences. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:24:47 +0000 The Associated Press 17947 at http://apr.org UAH Shooter Could Get Royalties From School