Amy Bishop during a recess of her trial.

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UAH shooter Amy Bishop’s trial begins

Published 10:13am Monday, September 24, 2012

Update (1:20 p.m.): The jury was selected before lunch, and the trial will resume at 1:30.

The 12-person jury and 2 alternates for Amy Bishop consists of 8 women and 6 men.

Many of the prospective jurors had links to education in the local area, including teachers, a UAH student and spouses of teachers and professors.

Original: Jury selection is underway at UAH shooter Amy Bishop’s trial.

Bishop entered a guilty plea on Sept.11. of one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder.

Bishop was accused of shooting and killing three coworkers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and wounding three others during a faculty meeting  Feb. 12, 2010.

Alabama law requires a jury in the case of capital murder.

Judge Alan Mann said the death penalty is not an option due to her guilty plea. He said the jury will only determine if she is guilty beyond a resonable doubt.

Judge Mann said there will be no sequestration.

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