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Bishop's New Attorney to get $100,000

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Court documents show one of the court-appointed attorneys for convicted UAHuntsville shooter Amy Bishop will be paid more than $100,000 for his work on the case.

Today Madison County Circuit Judge Alan Mann approved a claim of $100,426.91 in fees and expenses for attorney Roy Wesley Miller.

Mann certified the claim of another Bishop attorney, Robert Tuten, as being reasonable to the best of his knowledge but did not approve the amount. Court records did not show a claim for fees and expenses from a third attorney in the case, Barry Abston.

Tuten, Miller and Abston served as Bishop's defense team when she was on trial for a February 2010 shooting rampage at UAHuntsville that left three of her coworkers dead. Bishop eventually took a plea deal where she was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

The three defense attorneys removed themselves from the case after papers were filed indicating Bishop planned to appeal. Attorney Ronald W. Smith was appointed as her new counsel.

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