Amy Anderson, a Biology professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, shocked the campus when she opened fire on a group of unsuspecting colleagues at a department meeting.
Three individuals were killed, and three others were severely injured in the incident, which occurred on February 12, 2010. ‘Deadly Women: Tipping Point,’ a documentary on Investigation Discovery, examines the heinous killings and reveals what led to such a horrific turn of events.
Let’s take a closer look at the case and figure out where Amy Anderson is right now.
Amy Anderson: Who Is She?
Amy Anderson had a number of run-ins with the law before the shooting event on February 12, 2010. For starters, she was accused of murdering her brother with a shotgun in 1986 but was also prosecuted as first murder, but the matter was never brought to trial.
Amy and her husband were also suspected of sending two letter bombs (pipe bombs) to Harvard Medical School professor Paul Rosenberg in December 1993, after he had given Amy a lousy review after supervising her work at a children’s hospital neurobiology lab.
However, no charges have been brought in this case; therefore it remains unresolved.
Amy’s short temper is also discussed in the show, which led to her serving probation after pleading guilty to punching a woman in public. Amy joined the Biology Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2003 and was favourably received at first.
However, Amy became estranged as a result of her quirky behaviour, and the show stated that several pupils had complained about her teaching style.
Thus, in March 2009, the administration chose to deny Amy tenure after much deliberation, implying that she would be fired from the university a year later.
While Amy’s denial of tenure had a significant impact on her, nothing seemed out of the norm, and no one anticipated the tragedy that would strike the department in February 2010.
Amy had attended her normal courses on February 12, 2010, and appeared to be her usual self, according to a few pupils. She then went to the Biology department meeting and sat silently for around 40 minutes before flashing a Ruger P95 handgun and opening fire on her coworkers.
Gopi Podila, Maria Ragland Davis, and Adriel D. Johnson, Sr. were killed in the shooting. Luis Rogelio Cruz-Vera, Stephanie Monticciolo, and Joseph G. Leahy were all badly injured at the same moment.
Professor Debra Moriarity eventually got her bravery and approached the shooter before forcing her out of the room as Amy’s gun ran out of rounds.
Where Is Amy Anderson Today?
Amy Anderson was arrested almost immediately after authorities were notified. Furthermore, the murder weapon was discovered in a restroom of the building where the conference was held.
Surprisingly, Amy appeared confused following her detention and continued to deny the facts about her coworkers’ deaths. Prosecutors sought to seek the death sentence after Amy was brought to court, but she chose to plead guilty to a single count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder.
Amy was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2012, based on her plea. Amy is still incarcerated at the Julia Tutwiler Correctional Facility in Wetumpka, Alabama.