Professor charged with US murders

Bishop is detained by police in Huntsville, Alabama. (AP)

A woman biology professor accused of murdering three University of Alabama colleagues after she had been denied a promotion was in US police custody yesterday, as a new report emerged about a fatal shooting in her past.

Amy Bishop, 45, a mother of four, was charged with capital murder and could face other charges including aggravated assault, district attorney Rob Broussard told a press conference in the US southern city of Huntsville.

Police said she used a nine-millimeter gun, armed with 16 bullets, at a university staff meeting on Friday.


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