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Univ. of Alabama Shooting Victims Obituary

We invite you to share condolences for those killed in shootings at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on February 12, 2010.

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From Huntsville Times reports, reprinted with permission:

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Students and supporters of the University of Alabama in Huntsville are leaning on each other as they heal from the devastating triple murder during a biology faculty meeting on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.

Dr. Amy Bishop, 45, is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of her colleagues -- Dr. Gopi Podila, Dr. Maria Ragland Davis and Dr. Adriel Johnson -- and is being held in the Madison County Jail.

Hundreds of faculty, students and friends gathered for a prayer vigil at the UAH University Center, in northern Alabama, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, reciting prayers for peace from five different religions, singing "Let There Be Peace on Earth," and reading a statement from the student body in support of UAH faculty members.

All classes, sporting events and university activities are canceled this week.

"UA Huntsville is a resilient institution," said university president Dave Williams, who spent all day Saturday at Huntsville visiting with friends and family of three other UAH employees injured in the shooting.

"We will face this tragedy together, will learn from this experience and we will emerge with strength and confidence."

Dr. Luis Rogelio Cruz-Vera was released from the hospital on Saturday. Dr. Joseph Leahy and biology department assistant Stephanie Monticciolo remain in critical condition.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, three female students gathered at the flagpole near the UAH Shelby Center and wrote the messages, "Proud to be a Charger!" and "God Bless UAH" in chalk on the concrete expanse.

Follow complete coverage of the tragedy, memorial and funeral plans and developments in the investigation: http://topics.al.com/tag/UAH%20shooting/index.html