Indicted For '86 Shooting, Bishop Unlikely To Return To Mass.

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A fatal shooting in Braintree 24 years ago was ruled an accident at the time. But on Wednesday, it was called a homicide. A grand jury indictment charges Amy Bishop with a single count of first-degree murder for the death of her brother Seth inside their family's home.

Bishop is the woman now awaiting trial for the murders of three colleagues at the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama.

Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating says he takes no satisfaction in obtaining the indictment so long after the crime.

"You're never satisfied when justice isn't served," Keating said. "You're never satisfied when three individuals in Alabama that were killed may not have been killed because the defendant would not have been in that room."

The indictment does little to answer questions about how the original investigation in 1986 was handled. WBUR's David Boeri has been following the Amy Bishop story and spoke with Bob Oakes about the indictment and the long history of this case.

This program aired on June 17, 2010.

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