Huntsville killer shot her brother 24 years ago


The University of Alabama biology professor accused of slaying three of her colleagues fatally shot her brother in an apparent accident in Massachusetts more than two decades ago, a local police chief said.

Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier confirmed the 1986 shooting in his town and slated a news conference this afternoon to discuss the incident.

The Globe reported at the time that Amy Bishop had shot her 18-year-old brother, Seth M. Bishop, an accomplished violinist who had won a number of science awards.

John Polio, chief of police at the time, said Amy Bishop, who was 20 at the time, had asked her mother, Judith, in the presence of her brother how to unload a round from the chamber of a 12-gauge shotgun.

Polio told the Globe that while Amy Bishop was handling the weapon, it fired, wounding Seth Bishop in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at a hospital 46 minutes after the Dec. 6, 1986 shooting.

“Every indication at this point in time leads us to believe it was an accidental shooting,” Polio said at the time.

8 Responses

  1. I wonder when she purchased the gun, or if she did?

  2. this is one crazy beyotch

  3. Unh huh. Looks like she’s gonna actually have to pay for her crimes this time.

    • I think her payment will not be as severe as it should. She will plea insanity and I doubt there is any reasonable person who wouldn’t agree that she is.

  4. Way too many questions still unanswered, and too many hole in the story about her shooting her brother.

  5. Amy Bishop, a socialist, also shot and killed her 18 year-old brother during an argument in 1986 at point blank range. She shot at him 3 times. Police released Bishop in 1986 after they received a call from district attorney William Delahunt, now Rep. William Delahunt.

    Ken Pittman, the voice of reason from WBSM in Massachusetts, did some digging this weekend and found out more about Amy Bishop including this– She robbed an auto dealership with a shotgun after she killed her brother:

    Did you catch that? Shot at him 3 times, but accidentally killed him. Much more at the link.

  6. Saw on the news today where she was questioned about a mail bombing attempt on a Harvard professor some years back.

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