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Alabama Shooter's 1986 Release Did Not Sit Well With Officers

February 15, 2010  | 

Police at the suburban Boston department that handled the 1986 fatal shooting case involving Dr. Amy Bishop are now questioning whether the mother of four who shot three collegues at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, should have been released.

Officers who handled the fatal shooting of Seth Bishop, Amy's brother, suspected it wasn't accidental, Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier said in a statement. Detailed records of the case have been missing since 1988.

The officer on duty, Ronald Solimini, remembered that Dr. Bishop had shot and killed her brother after an argument. She fired another round from the shotgun into the ceiling as she left the home, the officer said, and fled down the street with the shotgun. The officer also remembered her pointing the shotgun at a vehicle in an attempt to get the driver to stop, the New York Times reports.

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