- Aug 26, 2008
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There are so much details on that article.
Especially the gf saying he died of a heart attack.
plus the ex-wife saying this
"“He’d want to be remembered as someone who loved people and the land and who enjoyed making the world a more beautiful place,” Sharon Bishop, his ex-wife, said in his Tampa Bay Times obituary, which added that he was a native of Pittsburgh."
However she claimed he was abusive and had a bad temper.
I am not sure what happened here, but it all stinks. Just confused.
This strikes me as a crazy set of circumstances that are being interpreted as a murder. It seems reasonable and realistic that the man had a heart attack at the same time as taking the dog for a walk. The dog could have run circles around the deceased man and pulled on the leash, possibly causing injuries to part of his neck.
The girlfriend clearly wanted control of his estate, and casting suspicion on the man's son would have helped her achieve that goal.
How does the girlfriend or ex get control the estate. Asking for the dog is possibly the right thing to do if you feel like the dog could be put down. You go out with someone for a year I don't think you get more than the dog. Did this man not have a lawyer or someone that could manage the estate. Could someone be appointed to do that that isn't an ex girlfriend? The son may have looked up things but he didn't follow through on the financial side.
Yes.Did the dad die right away? I swear I read it took him a few days. I might be wrong.
On April 23, 2018 on Facebook, Seel wrote, “My partner, Bill Bishop, had a massive heart attack on Wednesday and died on Saturday (9:32am – April 21, 2018). I was with him until his last breath. A devastating end to an amazing year full of family, travel, laughter, love, hopes, and dreams. Today is our one year anniversary – I am grateful for all that he gave to Elena and me over this past year, and was blessed to be a part of his son’s Alexander and Jefferson lives. A great love story with an unfortunate end.”
From Heavy.com - it's at the end of the article.
Asking for a dog that has wrapped themselves around a dead person could be hard to find a home for. Maybe they bonded. Asking for control of an estate after knowing someone for a year - shady.
A retractable leash could be 26 ft long. The chair was a leather chair in a home entertainment area. That chair could have been big enough that the dog, knowing something was wrong, could have been jumping all over him, trying to get him to move.
Agree, this case hits all the buttons for hinky.
Wasn’t Durham also the place where a guy named Peterson killed his wife?
How long was this dog leash? It was supposedly wrapped around father’s neck three times and the dog was still on it.
I can’t picture the dog still standing with all four feet on the ground.
Surely he had a will, and if so, an executor/trix. (Maybe I missed that part in these threads -- if so, please excuse my not knowing.) We may not get the details of this, but it gets hinkier by the day, doesn't it?How does the girlfriend or ex get control the estate. Asking for the dog is possibly the right thing to do if you feel like the dog could be put down. You go out with someone for a year I don't think you get more than the dog. Did this man not have a lawyer or someone that could manage the estate. Could someone be appointed to do that that isn't an ex girlfriend? The son may have looked up things but he didn't follow through on the financial side.
They need to look closer at the gf. Why was she given the estate? makes zero sense. Just freeze it.
Surely he had a will, and if so, an executor/trix. (Maybe I missed that part in these threads -- if so, please excuse my not knowing.) We may not get the details of this, but it gets hinkier by the day, doesn't it?
Wouldn't be the first time defense claims some other cause of death than prosecution. Not sure why you are assuming prosecutors are wasting their time here.Good question. Legally speaking (from a non-lawyer perspective), if there is a plausible alternate theory to explain the death, aren't prosecutors wasting their time asking a jury to ignore the alternate theory?
It is strange that his girlfriend was allowed to temporarily control his estate.
5. Bill Bishop’s Girlfriend Sought Control of His Estate
There was a battle for control of William Bishop’s multi-million dollar estate after his death.
According to the Herald Sun, Julie Seel, the girlfriend of Bill Bishop “successfully sought temporary control of his estate, saying she needs to protect his assets worth millions of dollars.”
They’d dated for a year at the time of the death. The newspaper reported that Bishop’s divorce with his wife – and the mother of Alexander – was finalized just weeks before Bill Bishop died.
Julie Seel is a clinical psychologist at Duke Integrative Medicine and, according to the newspaper, Bishop’s ex wife and sons tried to get her removed from controlling the estate.
Girlfriend of Durham man in dog-leash death takes control of estate, demands dog
‘ON AND OFF’ RELATIONSHIP
On July 30, Bishop’s two sons ages 16 and 17, and Sharon Bishop as their mother and representative, petitioned for Seel to be removed and a family friend to be appointed.
The filing states that Bill Bishop and Seel dated “on and off” for less than a year and were broken up at the time of his death.
“Five days before decedent was found unconscious … she had sent decedent an email ending their relationship, and placed all of his belongings that were in her house into her garage for him to pick up,” the sons’ filing states.
https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/alexander-bishop/On April 23, 2018 on Facebook, Seel wrote, “My partner, Bill Bishop, had a massive heart attack on Wednesday and died on Saturday (9:32am – April 21, 2018). I was with him until his last breath.
Now this is just plain odd...
There was also this quote in the article above:
My bold in the quote above.
This quote was under the 5th Facts you need to know, so what is that??
What made her think/say it was a heart attack? Was he conscious in the hospital? If so, what did he tell her? If not, why did she think it was a heart attack?
Verrrry hinky, this one.