Ala. Prof Was Suspect in 1993 Bomb Attempt

Amy Bishop questioned over mail bomb sent to Harvard professor
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2010 4:51 PM CST
This police booking photograph released by the Huntsville (Ala.) Police Dept., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, shows college professor Amy Bishop.   (AP Photo/Huntsville Police Dept.)
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(Newser) – Amy Bishop's background continues to get murkier: The shooting suspect was also a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard professor in 1993, a law enforcement official said today. Bishop and husband James Anderson were questioned after Dr. Paul Rosenberg received a package containing two 6-inch pipe bombs. The official said the investigation focused on Bishop because she was reportedly worried that Rosenberg planned to give her a negative evaluation on her doctorate work.

Investigators searched their home and found a draft of a novel on Bishop's computer about a woman who killed her brother and hoped to make up for it by becoming a famous scientist. The US attorney's office did not seek charges against the couple, reports the Boston Globe.

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