Professor gets life in prison for shooting rampage

“It didn’t happen. I wasn’t there. It wasn’t me.”

Booking photo of Amy Bishop

Booking photo of Amy Bishop released by the Huntsville Police Department.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university in 2010.

Bishop killed the biology department chairman, and two professors. Three faculty members were shot and wounded.

Bishop denied having anything to do with the rampage.

Shelby Center for Science and Technology

Shelby Center for Science and Technology on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.

Is Amy Bishop a psychopath?

Psychopathic killers are very cold-blooded. They typically do not act on affect, and they are much more likely to be found among serial killers than among spree killers. Psychopathic killers find some kind of pleasure in taking lives, whereas Amy’s rampage appears more as the desperate act of an individual with serious grievances.

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