Yeah, I mis-typed the "handgun" part when it should have read shotgun. I'll cop to that. But I stand buy the "three shots" report regarding the "accidental" shooting of her brother in '89.
I think you need to work on your comprehension a little.
I didn't see anything in that AP report that 3 shots were fired at the time she killed her brother.
According to most versions of the story, she fired once in her bedroom, once into her brother's chest, and then a third time into the ceiling of the dining room as she fled. But she had enough presence of mind to stop and put on a jacket before she left the house with the shotgun, and aparently even pointed it at a motorist, in an attempt to take their car and hasten her getaway, before she was caught by the Braintree Police...
Perhaps YOU need to work on your reading comprehension a little. If you had actually READ the Yahoo/AP article, it outlines this all in detail in the SIXTH PARAGRAPH--less than half-way down the article...
From paragraph six of the Yahoo/AP story, and I quote:
"In 1986, Bishop shot and killed her 18-year-old brother with a shotgun at their Braintree, Mass., home. She told police at the time that she had been trying to learn how to use the gun, which her father had bought for protection, when it accidentally discharged. In all, three shots were fired: Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier said she shot once into a wall, then shot her brother, then fired a third time into the ceiling."http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_ala_university_shooting
And I LOVE the title of the article: "No Hint Of Violence"... I guess shooting your own brother with shotgun which "accidentally discharged" three times (after an argument) doesn't count as violence ...
Other news stories that verify the "three shot" story:
(make sure you watch the video of the retired Chief of Police)...
(make sure you click on the ling for the PDF of the original Massachusetts report of this incident, which has now, mysteriously, resurfaced. It is particularly interesting in this "report" that the details of the gun (make, model, Serial number) are NOT included, but the FID card # of the victim and his father (who legally owned the gun) ARE included. Also, notice that the report makes continued references to "bullets" in regard to whether the shotgun was loaded or not. You'd think that a POLICE OFFICER would know that you don't load a shotgun with "bullets", you use shells or cartridges. In this NY Times story, eyewitnesses and officers involved in the case give at least 3 different stories, and the police report gives at least 2--one from Amy and one from her mother...)
And now the stories are coming out that she was connected with a mail-bombing incident at Harvard. This lady was a time bomb, just ticking away. It's tragic that 3 people were killed, but we shoudl be thankful she didn't walk into a lecture hall instead, and open fire on a room full of students.
Luckily for society, Alabama DOES have the death penalty, and will almost certainly exercise it in this case...