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Amy Bishop's Husband Wanted Revenge, Report Says

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) The husband of Amy Bishop, the alleged University of Alabama shooter, once said he wanted to shoot, bomb, stab and strangle a doctor who gave his wife a bad job review, officials said.

Photo: Amy Bishop's husband, James Anderson.

In 1993, Amy Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were questioned after a package of pipe bombs was mailed to a colleague of Bishop's who pushed her out of Boston Children's Hospital. According to newly released investigative files, a witness said, "Anderson stated that he wanted to get back at victim Dr. Rosenberg and that he wanted to shoot him, bomb him, stab him and strangle Rosenberg."

Photo: College professor Amy Bishop, charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of three faculty members at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

The bomb package, which included 9-volt batteries, two pipe bombs with black powder and two roller lever switches, never exploded and no one was hurt. The couple was never charged and the case remains unsolved.

Bishop is currently jailed in Huntsville, Ala., charged with capital murder and attempted murder. The professor allegedly killed three colleagues and wounded three others during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Feb. 12. No motive has been offered, however colleagues say the professor was worried about being denied the job protection of tenure.

Bishop has a troubled past. At 21, she fatally shot her 18-year-old brother, which was ruled an accident. In 2002, she was accused of punching a woman in an argument over a booster seat in a restaurant; the charges were dismissed.


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