The Amy Bishop case has moved into a new phase, according to Nature's The Great Beyond blog. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Bishop, who was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. She is charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shootings of her colleagues during a faculty meeting.

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