'Killer on Campus' (Amy Bishop and Annie Le story)- This Sun at 9/8c on TLC

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July 30th, 2010

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>> KILLER ON CAMPUS - THIS SUNDAY, AUG 1 at 9/8c on TLC

TLC brings another compelling investigative specials with “Killer on Campus” – a close look at two recent murders that rocked the campuses of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Yale University - as told through news footage and never-before-seen interviews with faculty, students and local journalists. The program also explores the dark psychological profiles of the killers, examining their history as well as possible motivations.

In the shooting rampage at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on February 12, 2010, the suspect was an unlikely assassin.  Amy Bishop, 45, was Harvard- trained professor and mother of four who walked into a faculty meeting that afternoon and allegedly opened fire on her colleagues.  In the gunfire, three professors died and three others were wounded – two seriously.  Her motive?  Bishop had been denied tenure and that semester would have been her last.  It is believed she took her rage out on those who were responsible for her firing.

In the aftermath of the shooting, investigators learned some startling information.  Amy Bishop had killed before.  In 1986, she had shot her own brother Seth to death in their Braintree, Massachusetts home.  At the time, it was ruled an accident and Amy walked away scot-free.  But in June 2010, twenty-four years after her brother’s death and in the wake of the Huntsville massacre, she was charged with first-degree murder in his death.

Also in this hour, the story behind the disappearance of a brilliant young Yale doctoral student named Annie Le.  On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, only days before her wedding, the 24-year old Le walked into Yale’s Animal Research Center and never came out.  Her family and friends were frantic.  No one knew what had happened to her.

On Sunday, September 13th, police finally found her --- strangled to death and her body hidden behind a wall in the basement.  Investigators quickly became suspicious of an animal lab technician named Raymond Clark III.  Clark had left a trail of blood as he tried to hide incriminating evidence.  Clark was arrested on September 17th and has pleaded not guilty to murder.  But even as he awaits trial, no one knows what could have made him do it.

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