The UAH shooter got herself mentioned again in the news today. Apparently, her court-appointed attorney....Roy W. Miller....spoke out and said that Amy Bishop has severe mental problems. He associated her issues with paranoid schizophrenia. Then he said that she has a major problem in reaching conflicts with people needlessly, then becoming obsessed with the conflicts.
I sat there and pondered what this Huntsville attorney said. Basically....he's admitting that half the women in America are in this category.
I realize I'm going to get into trouble for saying this...but this guy laid out some pretty hefty comments which fit a fair number of folks.
The other point which I came to ponder...is that she was married for roughly twenty years. Her husband had to realize what kind of mental condition that she was really in. He basically sat there and endured it? And the kids? They sat there and endured it as well?
In California or New York...this tactic of declaring a guy insane typically works in a case like this and the person ends up in some mental facility for twenty years and then gets released.
In Bama....I'd be guessing that this crazy-like-a-nut defense typically doesn't do much in a jury situation. Most folks on a Bama jury...have crazy relatives who drive cars, operate power equipment, own weapons, and attend church on Sundays. So they aren't going to readily buy into this deal. Don't forget we vote insane folks into public office, buy lumber from them, and often hunt with them.
She will eventually carry this into court....get a guilty verdict and get a death sentence. I will agree that she will carry all the way to the Supreme Court in declaring that she should just be confined in a special hospital, and it's hard to say what happens in the end.