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Prof Accused in Rampage Attempts Suicide

Amy Bishop also charged with murder in brother's 1986 death

(Newser) - Amy Bishop attempted suicide early today, less than 2 days after learning she's been charged with first-degree murder in the 1986 death of her brother , reports WHNT of Huntsville , Ala. Bishop already faces three charges of capital murder in the February shooting rampage that took the lives of three of...

Condemned Killer Opts for Execution by Firing Squad

Ronnie Lee Gardner set to die June 18 after 25-year legal battle

(Newser) - A Utah man convicted in the 1985 murder of a lawyer has exhausted his legal options and will be executed in June—by a firing squad. Ronnie Lee Gardner, who was attempting to escape from a courthouse in Salt Lake City when he shot and killed Michael Burdell, said he...

Casey Anthony Judge Quits, Blasting Defense Team

Stan Strickland recuses himself, mocks lawyers for argument

(Newser) - The judge in the Casey Anthony murder case has recused himself and unloaded on the accused child murderer's lawyers on his way out the door. The defense team forced the move by accusing Stan Strickland of bias, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "At its core, defense counsel's motion accuses the...

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