Amy Bishop Denied Bail; Case Goes to Grand Jury

Accused University of Alabama shooter will be held without bail
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2010 11:44 AM CDT
Amy Bishop Denied Bail; Case Goes to Grand Jury
Amy Bishop is taken into custody after the shootings.   (AP Photo)

Accused University of Alabama shooter Amy Bishop will remain held without bail while a grand jury determines whether she will face the death penalty, a judge ruled today. It could take 6 months for a grand jury to take up the case, the DA told the Huntsville Times after a hearing during which police updated the investigation into the shooting, which killed three and injured three.

Police say the gun used in the murders is definitively tied to Bishop. It was purchased in 1989 in New Hampshire by a resident who says he bought it for Bishop’s husband, who complained of a dispute with a neighbor. Jim Anderson and Bishop were living in Massachusetts at the time. The gun and a bloody jacket were found in a trash can on campus, and extra ammunition for the weapon was found in Bishop’s purse in the room where the murders were committed. (Read more Amy Bishop stories.)

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