February 14, 2010

Did Congressman Delahunt Play Role In Cover-Up of Professor/Murderer Amy Bishop's First Killing?

Amy Bishop is facing three counts of first-degree murder for killing three and wounding three others during a biology faculty meeting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Friday, and news broke yesterday that Bishop had shot her own brother to death in 1986. There are conflicting accounts of her brother's death, including a version where she seems attempted to carjack someone and escape the scene before being disarmed by police at gunpoint. There are also hints that Bishop was released and the death classified as an accident as part of a cover-up.

This is relevant to the future of Congressman William Delahunt (D-MA), the district attorney at the time Bishop killed her brother, who is considering whether or he will run for reelection or retire.

If Delahunt's name comes up too often in relation to the Seth Bishop case and there are even hints that he may have played a significantly suspect role in the decision not to charge Amy Bishop the first time she took a life, then retirement would seem to be the only logical decision.

Update: Good Grief. Bishop and her husband were suspects in a 1993 bombing as well?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 14, 2010 12:55 PM

I don't quite understand why this demojerk would have covered up this. This blackwidow was only 20 and her brother 18. Yes, quite a tragedy, but to extrapolate from the recent killings to her brother's killing seems a bit of a stretch. Unless she discovered at age 20 that somehow the law doesn't apply to her.

Posted by: TimothyJ at February 14, 2010 01:03 PM

The relationship, if any, that needs to be investigated thoroughly, is the one between Delahunt and the Mother of Amy Bishop. The Mother, we're told, was a member of the city's Personnel Board at the time of the boys death. A reasonable and prudent investigator would be right to get all of the pertinent facts surrounding THAT relationship.

If Delahunt decides tomorrow that he's no longer a candidate for re-election, it may be a hint as to what's to come.

Posted by: Dell at February 14, 2010 02:31 PM

Yes, quite a tragedy

If the reports I've seen are correct then she killed her brother in a fit of rage. Not an accident. That's relevant to the recent case. It's also interesting that a person who seemingly should have at least been charged with manslaughter got off scot-free, perhaps due to political interference.

Posted by: flenser at February 14, 2010 04:34 PM

It's pretty hard to accidently discharge a pump action shot gun three times. The statement by the current Braintree Police Chief reports that cops who worked on the case said there was a hole in a wall, one in her brother and another one in the ceiling.

According to the Braintree PD, the file on the case disappeared by sometime in 1988. The current police chief seems really upset about the whole story and has called for an investigation.

Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at February 14, 2010 09:01 PM

And that is quite a story about the letter bomb as well...murderous violence seems to follow this woman around....

Posted by: iconoclast at February 15, 2010 03:04 AM

Bishop would be a great advisor to the bouncy Ms Janet Napolitano and would fit right in with the zanies among the many "czars" and commissars little o has appointed for fear of disturbing the Senate into an up-or-down vote.

Also, she helped the job situation in little o's eyes by wiping out the entire biology department at UAH & giving other less-qualified bio specialists a chance to be denied tenure.

My brother-in-law on the Harvard faculty just finished a stint in McLean’s, where he did a “sabbatical” while trying to shut down the voices in his head. He’s a nice and sane enuf guy, and my theory is that he got zany from the tranference working with all the Hahvahd socialists/scientists brimming over with recessive moral behavior excusable only because of their exalted status as brainiacs. The three females who run his dept are far outside the norm---[all daughters of Sappho and/or Lesbos] and harbor eccentric foibles that Bishop may have shared, like hating males of all stripes and sizes..

Posted by: daveinboca at February 15, 2010 03:38 AM