Multiple Tragedies

Amy Bishop, the University of Alabama in Huntsville biologist who pleaded guilty in the fall to the shooting deaths of three of her colleagues and the attempted murder of three others, had a tragic past, writes Patrick Radden Keefe at The New Yorker.

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