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      Massachusetts prosecutors drop Bishop's murder charge

      {} {} Prosecutors in Massachusetts have now withdrawn a murder charge against Amy Bishop.

      {} {} The former UAH professor had been charged with killing her brother in 1986. {}But this week, Bishop was sentenced to life without parole for the killings of three colleagues during a staff meeting at UAH in 2010.

      {} {} {}Massachusetts prosecutors say that punishment is identical to the one they would seek in her brother's death. {}They say that means there's no need to proceed with their case.