Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gopi Podila Murdered in UAH Shootings: Maria Ragland Davis Murdered in UAH Shooting: Adriel Johnson Murdered in UAH Shooting

Dr. Gopi Podila, the Biology Sciences Department Chair at the University of Alabama, was one of three victims who died in the shooting at the Shelby Center on the Huntsville campus yesterday. Dr. Amy Bishop has been charged with the murders of three person. I will keep this page updated as information becomes available. See updates below.

Gopi K. Podila

Dr. Maria Ragland Davis, professor of biotechnology and plant genomics and Dr. Adriel D. Johnson, professor of physiology also died at the scene. Find information about Dr. Podila here.

Maria Ragland Davis and Adriel D. Johnson

The wounded are Dr. Joseph Leahy, professor of microbiology and Stephanie Monticciolo, a department assistant were in critical condition last night. Dr. Luis Rogelio Cruz-Vera, a professor of molecular biology is reported to be in stable condition.

Dr. Amy Bishop, 42, has been charged on three counts of capital murder in the first degree and three counts of assault in the first degree. Update 2-13-10 12:07 PM EST: In a press conference occurring now, the report is that Bishop has been charged with one count of capital murder, not three counts.

Related and Background - my original reporting on this story:
Amy Bishop Debra Moriarity: Moriarity Heroic Prof at UAH Shooting Saved Lives 

Amy Bishop Suspect in Mail Pipe Bombing of Harvard Professor 

Bill Delahunt Releases Bishop? Bishop Points Gun at Passing Car

 Amy Bishop Shot and Killed Brother 20 Years Ago

Amy Bishop is University of Alabama Shooter? - updated as information becomes available.

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