Amy Bishop Attempts to Appeal Despite Guilty Plea

Even though she pleaded guilty in September to murder in the shooting deaths of three colleagues at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and was sentenced to life in prison, the former professor wants to appeal. The Associated Press reports that her lawyers want to leave the case, and that Ms. Bishop has requested a new, taxpayer-financed legal counsel.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Amy Bishop’s attorneys filed notice in Huntsville court late today that she wants to appeal her guilty plea of murder in the 2010 fatal shootings of three faculty members at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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