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Attorney says Amy Bishop didn't want plea deal

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    A defense attorney now says former professor Amy Bishop had to be talked into taking a plea deal that took away the possibility of the death sentence.  Bishop was sentenced to life without parole.  She had pleaded guilty to killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama Huntsville.

    An attorney now says Bishop was terrified of the possibility of being sexually abused in prison, and says she did not want to live the rest of her life in "a chicken coop."

    Bishop is also charged with murder in the death of her brother in Massachusetts in 1986.

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