Amy Bishop-Anderson to go to trial Monday | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- One of the most notorious accused killers in Huntsville history will make what may be her final court appearance Monday morning, and it may cause some traffic troubles downtown.
Six hundred fifty jury duty summons went out for Amy Bishop-Anderson's trial.
She took a plea deal, so they don't need the pool for her hearing Monday, but court officials said they were unaware she was planning to take a deal.
They sent out the summons around a month in advance; she took the deal 10 days ago - and timing couldn't have been worse.
Madison County courthouse officials said they usually send around 300 to 400 summons out for a normal week.
Because the Bishop-Anderson trial was supposed to start Monday, they asked for an additional 250 people.
The UAH killer still has a hearing set on Monday for her guilty plea to capital murder
That hearing is expected to last only a day or two.
Had she gone to trial and not taken any plea deals, court officials were looking at a week of jury selection alone.
The plea deal also lightens the load on tax payers.
"Hundreds of thousands of dollars and the reason for that is you'd have a long trial this time the tax payers would pay for, and then the tax payers would pay for the initial appeal in this case. If the case got reversed for some reason and came back for another trial, the tax payers would pay for the next trial and the next round of appeals," said legal analyst, Mark McDaniel.
Bishop-Anderson will be in court on Monday, and WAFF 48 News will cover it live through a blog on WAFF.com.
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