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Bishop’s Opening

… “I think she’s wacko,” said Roy Miller, [Amy Bishop’s lawyer.] … “[S]he’s probably one of the nicest ladies you’d meet.” …


Margaret Soltan, February 19, 2010 1:52AM
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9 Responses to “Bishop’s Opening”

  1. econprof Says:

    As a next step, she will be suing for reinstatement as a professor and for tenure – the university must not discriminate against differently-conscious (hope this is the politically correct word for whacko)

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    econprof: Differently-conscious is good.

  3. joe Says:

    Insanity defense on the way. She says she can’t remember the shootings. She’s preparing the way, as she was even at her arrest where she can be heard denying it happened. She got away with it before, so why not this time?

  4. Dave Stone Says:

    I agree with Joe, though I can hardly blame her lawyer. Shoot people sitting around a table in front of a bunch of witnesses and get arrested right after and your options for a defense are pretty limited.

    I have a hard time imagining this will fly in Alabama. Plus fleeing the scene and stashing the gun are big obstacles to an insanity defense.

  5. MattF Says:

    Well, it’s a long way from ‘not remembering’ to ‘not responsible’. I don’t see a direct connection, and I’m not from Alabama.

  6. Tom Says:

    I guess wacko must be a technical legal term…

  7. Michael Tinkler Says:

    Yikes! This story can only get more strange, it seems.

  8. Knitting Clio Says:

    I agree with David Stone. Still, a lawyer who uses an imprecise, derogatory term like “wacko” can’t be a very good one.

  9. Nora Says:

    I would get a new lawyer if mine used a term like “wacko”. A lawyer might say that about a client in private but never to the media. He just wants to get off the case.

    Amnesia about a criminal event is never a basis for an insanity defense.

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