Suits Against Former UAH Prof Set for 2014

Feb 24, 2013

A judge in Huntsville has scheduled a trial for March 2014 in two lawsuits against former university professor Amy Bishop.

The two suits were filed by victims of a 2010 shooting spree at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Bishop pleaded guilty to capital murder and got a life sentence in her criminal case.

She wanted fact finding in the civil case to stop while she appeals her capital murder case. Madison County Circuit Judge Billy Bell ruled Friday that he wouldn't delay discovery in the civil case, and he scheduled it for trial on March 10, 2014.

Bishop has admitted killing three colleagues and wounding three more during a February 2010 faculty meeting.

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