Amy Bishop
12 February 2010 · University of Alabama, Huntsville · Huntsville, AlabamaUSA

Original documents

1986: Police Report on Shooting of Seth Bishop [36 pp, 5.9 Mb]

When Amy Bishop was 21 years old, she shot and killed her brother. The shooting was ruled an accident, though following Bishop's rampage attack in 2010 the earlier case has been re-opened. This document is the police report from the 1986 shooting.

1987: Police Report On Shooting of Seth Bishop [6 pp, 990 Kb]

This report explains the circumstances of Bishop’s killing her brother and the rationale for ruling it an accidental death. 

1993: ATF Letter-Bomb Investigation [131 pp, 37 Mb]

In 1993 Amy Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were investigated as suspects in a letter bomb that was received by a former employer of Bishop’s. Bishop and Anderson were not charged. This is a large collection of miscellaneous highly-redacted documents related to the investigation. 

2010: Inquest into the Death of Seth Bishop [181 pp, 10 Mb]

This is part of the inquest (the entire document reportedly has not been made public) into the death of Amy Bishop’s brother, Seth. Bishop shot him in 1986 and claimed it was an accident. After her school shooting in 2010, the case was reopened and this inquest was conducted.

2011: Johnson v. Bishop [28 pp, 70 Kb]

During a faculty meeting on February 12, 2010 Professor Amy Bishop opened fire on her colleagues, killing three and wounding three others. In 2011, Dr. Vistasp Karbhari (Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs) was tried for not following the university's policy regarding employees who are in crisis on the grounds that he was aware that Bishop was in a state of psychological crisis.

2011: Moriarty v. Amy Bishop Anderson [9 pp, 212 Kb]

This document lists allegations by Debra Moriarty against Bishop (referred to by her full married name of Amy Bishop Anderson) and her husband, James Anderson.

2013: Amy Bishop Anderson v. State of Alabama [67 pp, 2.5 Mb]

Bishop claimed that her guilty plea was involuntary and appealed the case. The appeal was denied. The court case presents a detailed summary of the events leading up to, during, and after her attack.

2014: Amy Bishop Appeal [13 pp, 118 Kb]

Amy Bishop challenged many things about her trial and its outcome. This case responds to these challenges by dismissing them as without merit.

Amy Bishop's Affidavit [93 pp, 3.51 Mb]

This is actually a collection of Exhibits A through J from Bishop’s trial. It begins with Bishop’s first-person account of her mental deterioration leading up to her attack, including her paranoid delusions.