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UAH Professor Killer Amy Bishop Pleads Guilty

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The reader should understand: The cost of trying capital cases – cases in which the penalty is, or may be death – are EXCEEDINGLY more expensive than any other case, simply because of the numerous levels of mandatory appeals. Thus, by pleading guilty, and spending the rest her natural life behind bars – without the possibility of parole, and being given humane healthcare – the District Attorney, Amy Bishop and her defense attorneys have saved Madison County, Huntsville, and the State of Alabama many MILLIONS of tax dollars.

That is true, even given that she may live perhaps another 40 years – though that is highly unlikely, simply because incarceration exacts a physical toll upon a person’s life, shortening it by many years. Estimating a cost of $20,000/year (which includes the total cost of employees to guard & manage the system, cost of operations, etc.), and supposing she lives another 40 years (which is less likely, than not) the total flat-line cost would be $800,000.

A 2004 report entitled “State Prison Expenditures, 2001” by James B. Stephan, Statistician for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, of the Department of Justice, found that the cost of food and medical expenses, food service & utilities cost per prisoner in Alabama was $1776. Alabama’s Average Annual Operating Cost per prisoner was $8128 – THE lowest of 50 states. Other components of cost – employee cost, salaries, wages, benefits, supplies, maintenance, contractual services, and other aspects of facility operation, etc. – account for nearly 96% of all operating costs. According to the report, of all states, Alabama has the HIGHEST per-prisoner cost of utilities as a percentage of operating expenditure, at 5.7%. Perhaps it’s time to rethink solar, wind and other sources of renewable energy?

Sep 11, 3:15 PM EDT

Ex-prof pleads guilty to killing Ala. colleagues

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An ex-professor pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, court officials said.

Amy Bishop, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder. She had earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Amy Bishop pleads guilty to murder and attempted murder in Madison County.

Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty against the Harvard-educated Bishop and it was not immediately clear if they would drop the penalty as part of the plea deal. Sentencing will be after arguments are heard at a hearing on Sept. 24.

Prosecutors say Read the rest of this entry »

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UAHKiller “I’m Dr. Amy Bishop!”: She ain’t crazy; she’s just a mean ol’ bitch

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A preliminary hearing was held yesterday in Madison County, AL Circuit Court for UAHKiller Amy Bishop.

It only took Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard 25 minutes …Continue to her execution…

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Hey, Bryan Stevens! Here’s a crazy idea… try an “insanity” defense for Amy Bishop!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bryan Stevens, attorney for UAHBomber and UAHKiller Amy Bishop has already made a fool of himself publicly, commenting that the death of her brother Seth at her hands via pump shotgun, as “absolutely accidental.”

Readers may likely be aware of this blog’s Sunday 20 February 2010 entry entitled “Amy Bishop’s Attorney Bryan Stevens – Can’t Read? Sure – just like Amy Bishop can’t shoot.” in which two videos were linked to the story, along with detailed explanation of how a pump shotgun is loaded, discharged, reloaded, unloaded and placed in a safety mode to prevent discharge.

It was demonstrated that “accidental” discharge of that firearm is as impossible to do, as it is live in outer space without benefit of a special suit and breathing apparatus. A finger would have to be “accidentally” inside the trigger guard, on the trigger, and “accidental” pressure would have to be exerted on the trigger, as well as an “accidental” pump back, and then “accidental” pump forward, then an “accidental” aim.

Maybe Bryan’s working on an “accidental” defense.

Bryan, did you eat breakfast that day? ‘Cause buddy, someone else ate your lunch on that one. Matter of fact, it had probably already been eaten when it became evident that day that the cheese slid off your cracker a long time ago. …Continue…

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