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The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
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Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Now that the Amy Bishop-Anderson trial is over and the gag order on the case has been lifted, her attorneys are talking about what it was like to defend her during the trial.
"It was probably the hardest case I've ever worked on," said Robert Tuten.
He was one of three lawyers who represented Bishop-Anderson during her capital murder trial Monday.
"The legal issues were very complex, the facts were very unusual, and the psychological issues involved were just very confusing and extremely complicated," he said.
Tuten said their role as criminal defense attorneys was making sure the trial went by the book after she pled guilty earlier this month.
"First of all, she was guilty and the psychological issues involved and although she does have some deep rooted psychiatric and psychological problems, it was questionable of whether or not those would rise to a defense," he said. "Clearly, she did the horrible things she's accused of doing, but our job is to ensure that she get a fair trial."
The trial only lasted one day, but now that the more than two-year ordeal is finally over, it's all about healing.
"They need to heal," Tuten said. "The community needs to heal, the school needs to heal. This affected a lot of people and hopefully everyone has some closure at this point."
Closure that won't come with an explanation of why Bishop-Anderson took the lives of three people, wounded three more and shook a college community to its core.
"That's one of those questions that we'll probably never really have a good answer for. I'm not sure anybody knows the answer to that," Tuten said.
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