Amy Bishop, an assistant professor of biology who has shot and killed three of her colleagues at the U of Alabama-Hunstville, was recently twice denied tenure. “A biology professor was charged with murder late Friday in the shooting deaths of three colleagues at the campus. Amy Bishop, a Harvard University-trained neuroscientist, was reportedly upset over being denied tenure. Authorities say the researcher opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus, killing the three colleagues and injuring three other school employees. Bishop has been charged with one count of capital murder, which means she could face the death penalty if convicted.Bishop, 42, was taken Friday night in handcuffs from a police precinct to the county jail and could be heard saying, ‘It didn’t happen. There’s no way…they are still alive.’ The mayhem occurred in a third-floor conference room of the Shelby Center, a 200,000-square-foot science building on campus.
University spokesman Ray Garner said Friday night the three killed were Gopi K. Podila, the chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences, and two other faculty members, Maria Ragland Davis and Adriel Johnson.”