Commonwealth v. Amy Bishop, an indictment charging Braintree High School graduate Bishop with murdering her 18-year-old brother Seth in their family's home 26 years ago, was formally withdrawn by the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday.
The move, officially called a Nolle Prosequi, was filed in Superior Court following Bishop's sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole, handed down by an Alabama judge last month for the killing of three colleagues at the University of Alabama and the wounding of three others.
It also came on the same day that the Associated Press reported Bishop's request in court documents to be tried in Massachusetts.
Last Friday, Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey announced that he would not start rendition proceedings, saying that the sentence he would seek against Bishop for first degree murder "is already in place" as a result of her Alabama sentence.
“We will not move to have her returned to Massachusetts," Morrissey said in a statement at the time. "By entering a nolle prosequi, the indictment is withdrawn without prejudice – meaning that if circumstances change, a prosecution could be initiated again.”