Lexington Mother Indicted On Murder And Abuse Charges

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The Fayette County Grand Jury Wednesday indicted Courtney Bishop on charges of murder and abuse.
Police say back in February, she killed her one-month-old son, Caleb Bishop.
The coroner says the baby died of blunt force trauma to his head.
Bishop was arrested not long after Caleb died. Police quickly charged her with murder, but she later got out of jail on a $100,000 property bond.
Besides murder, the grand jury also filed an abuse charge, saying Bishop abused the baby in the days leading up to his death.
Bishop is a former teacher at Christ the King school in Lexington.
No date has been set for her arraignment.
Bishop's father, Bob Brundige, released this statement to 27NEWSFIRST, "From day one my daughter has wanted nothing but the truth about her son. She has fully cooperated and did not do anything to her son. Obviously her cooperation and denial of these charges hasn't been enough."

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  • by to mel Location: lex on Jul 18, 2007 at 09:47 AM
    If you were innocent of a crime and had been charged would you sit quietly and say "oh, well"? or would you protest as much as you could?
  • by mel Location: lex on Jul 17, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    Good post, Stacey. Could it be that the reason the dad isn't in the limelight is because he hasn't, after thorough investigation, been charged with this crime? Could it be that the reason Courtney and her crew are all over the news protesting is that she HAS been charged with this crime after police investigation and grand jury consideration? "My dear, thou doth protest too much"
  • by Mother in Lexington Location: Lexington on Jul 14, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    Sometimes the answer that is the most relevent is the one we fail to ask, for example....WHERE IS THE FATHER?????? Why don't we hear anything about HIM???? Think about that, no television station, newspaper or anyone else has mentioned more than the fact that Courtney was married and now divorcing and that there was a father. Where has he been? Why isn't HE on the news either defending or defaming her? Where are his parents--they are grandparents too! Where is your outrage about that Lexington? Why only judge the mother? There is clearly much more going here than any one of us knows...So I think that while we wait and see everyone should take a moment and be grateful for your own families, your own lives, your own self and let the courts and God handle the rest.
  • by Stacy Location: E. KY on Jul 14, 2007 at 08:36 AM
    Obviously, there was enough evidence to support an indictment...I am most definitely disgusted and distraught by this story and several others of children being abused. What is this world coming to? Is it ok to hide behind the excuse of PPD or drugs or anything else handy? Yes, I can make that statement because I have had a child and did experience some "baby blues", but I still knew right from wrong. Above all, I was intelligent enough not to hurt my baby! So, what is the excuse for not knowing right from wrong? Look at the upbringing. Actions speak louder that words Mr. Brundige. From what I can gather in these posts, it sounds as though you may feel "guilty" about Caleb...why is that? Did you know something was going on? So, here we are debating over the loss of another innocent child potentially at the hands of his parent. No more excuses...let's learn to accept responsibility. That's the only way to prevent things like this from happening. I am sorry this little baby boy lost his life, but I know he IS in a much BETTER place!
  • by Heather Location: Kentucky on Jul 13, 2007 at 01:02 PM
    My question is, if Courtney felt she was guilty of this, why would she quickly admit that she had been the only person that had access to the baby? That makes absolutely no sense to me. As a new Mom, you try to sleep whenever you can. We are hearing a lot more about fathers who can't adjust to having a crying baby in the house and they just snap. Her husband would potentially have had time alone with the baby while she slept. I completely agree with the person that stated that these injuries could have taken place over a period of time. It is just something to consider. For all of you that comment just to bash others - grow up!!! The comments about people's grammar, etc. is very childish. Michael - what did any of your comment have to do with this story???
  • by Spectator on Jul 13, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    The idea of PPD was brought up and immediately shot down but family, police, and DA. I am a close friend of the family and there is alot of information coming out but not all at once. So everyone just needs to slow down and watch what they say because no matter what, everything we say can not be taken back and we will be held accountable for our actions and our words. We are in no place to judge the families involved with this tragedy! All anyone wants is the truth, no one but God knows the truth. Sadly, I must tell you all, NONE of you know the truth! So let's all just sit back and watch what happens and don't worry; this is not going away and rightfully it shouldn't. The reason we are here is because of a one month old baby boy who never had a shot at life! So all of us should be offering our condolences and prayers for both the Brundige and Bishop families instead of our slanderous remarks! Hatred will never solve anything, we need to be compassionate and let our justice system (however messed up at times) figure our what happened to Caleb.
  • by joe Location: madison on Jul 13, 2007 at 12:01 PM
    It is amazing how quick everyone is to point figures and accuse. Everyone just needs to stop and listen! Soon all of the FACTS will come out and all of you judging the Bishop’s and the Brundige’s will one day also be judged! When everything is cleared up I hope all of you will personally call both families with you apologies! And once again, if you are NOT guilty of any crime, why would you ever need a lawyer?
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:36 AM
    While I am in no way a fan of censorship, I have to applaud WKYT for taking a few of the posts off of here. They have the right to post/not to post and in my opinion, they shouldn't have been on here in the first place. If you followed all the posts, you know which three I am talking about.
  • by Disabled Location: Formerly of KY on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    Hello, has anyone head of post-partum depression and what it can do to a woman? Have any of the women writing to this forum ever had a child? Don't you remember crying for no reason, everyone always giving you advise, and you thinking everything that went wrong was your fault? Post-partum depression is very real, not only do some mother act irrationally but they kill themselves(my best friend did), while others hurt the baby, or hurt themselves and the baby. Having post-partum depression doesn't make you a bad person it is an illness and needs to be treated and addressed more in the public before more mothers and babies die. My sympathy to ALL of this baby's family, what a loss to have, may God's blessing be with them as He promised to comfort those who mourn.
  • by mel Location: lex on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:20 AM
    Libel is the use of a defamatory statement that is unfavorable to a person; slander is a false charge that is unfavorable to them. If I know it to be true, and I say it, then it is libel. If it's untrue and I say it, then it's slander. Threats are just unnecessary, period, regardless of libel/slander. This will go to trial and be decided, and in the meantime, people will speculate because they're people.


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