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Parents Of Amy Bishop Criticize Mass. Indictment

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The parents of Amy Bishop say the indictment of their daughter on a first-degree murder charge in Massachusetts was the result of a "prejudicial, biased" review of the 1986 death of their son, Seth.

In a sharply-worded statement released by their attorney, Bryan Stevens, Judith and Sam Bishop said the investigation revealed no new evidence that Seth Bishop's fatal shooting in the family's Braintree home was anything other than an accident.

The Bishops said they could never explain or understand the events in Alabama, where Amy Bishop is charged with shooting six university colleagues, killing three.

But they also said the review that led to Wednesday's grand jury indictment was "an enormous waste of public resources" and stemmed from finger pointing between past and present police officers and prosecutors.

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