From Near Dead to Near Normal in Huntsville

A wounded professor and his department make a comeback

Christine Prichard for The Chronicle

Joseph Leahy, who was shot by Amy Bishop at the U. of Alabama at Huntsville in 2010, arrives at her trial with his wife, Virginia.
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On the morning last week that a former colleague who tried to kill him faced a murder trial, Joseph G. Leahy stood before a beginning microbiology class giving a lesson on bacterial metabolism.

Mr. Leahy, an associate professor of microbiology at the...

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