HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (September 24 ,2012)--Former university Amy Bishop was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting.
A jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Bishop during an abbreviated trial Monday.
Bishop, a former professor at the University of Alabama in Hunstville, Ala., showed no reaction as the verdict was read.
Circuit Judge Alan Mann then imposed the life sentence.
Bishop did not speak in court.
The Harvard-educated biologist avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty earlier this month to the shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
However, she was still required to have a brief trial under Alabama law because she admitted to a capital murder charge.