HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A judge has delayed the trial of Amy Bishop, the former Alabama university professor accused of killing three colleagues and wounding three others at a faculty meeting.
Madison County Judge Alan Mann did not give a reason Tuesday as he pushed back the trial by two weeks. It will now begin Sept. 24 in Huntsville.
Attorneys for the Harvard-educated biologist from Massachusetts have been fighting with Alabama over payments for expert witnesses.
Bishop is charged with opening fire during a meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in February 2010.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Bishop is also charged in the shotgun death of her brother in Massachusetts in 1986.
The former biology professor is accused of killing three colleagues and wounding three others.
Authorities originally ruled that the shotgun slaying was accidental, but they reopened the investigation and filed murder charges after the killings in Alabama.