Dewey Green

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Dewey Calhoun Green II (born c. 1991) is a former blogger and convicted murderer.

Green, the grandson of former Mayor of Birmingham Cooper Green, grew up in Pelham and graduated from Pelham High School in 2009. In 2010 he launched a photo blog, "Southern Ruckus", sharing skating videos, stunts and other exploits pursued by him and his friends. By the time he was 18, Green had several drug arrests and traffic citations in Alabama and Florida. In 2011 he was convicted of reckless driving for speeding at 99 miles per hour on I-85 in Montgomery. He figured in an investigation of harassment involving Caritas of Birmingham that same year, but no charges were filed.

On June 25, 2014, Green, driving a Chevrolet Silverado, rear-ended an SUV driven by Janice Pitts in the left-hand turn lane from Georgia State Highway 5 onto Douglas Boulevard, in a busy commercial district just south of I-20 in Douglasville, Georgia.

After the initial contact, Green backed up and rammed her a second and third time. Pitts, who had her daughter and grandson with her, got out to examine the damage to her SUV. Green then used his car to pin her against the side of the SUV, then ran her over as he left the scene, causing fatal injuries. Shortly afterward he ran his truck up an embankment, where witnesses were able to restrain him and take his keys until police arrived.

Green was convicted of one count of malice murder, three counts of felony murder and three counts of aggravated assault at trial in 2015.Jury deliberations were interrupted while the court looked into claims by prosecutors that Green had asked his friends to contact jurors. After the verdict was read, Green shouted expletives at the court. He was sentenced to life in prison.

In 2015 the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that one of the expert witnesses called by the defense had been improperly excluded from testifying. The conviction was vacated pending a retrial. In November 2022, Green was found guilty on one count of felony murder and three counts of aggravated assault. He was sentenced by Judge Beau McClain to life in prison without parole, plus 40 years.


  • Robinson, Carol (June 26, 2014) "'It's horrific': Pelham man accused of repeatedly striking woman with car, killing her in front of family." The Birmingham News
  • Robinson, Carol (August 21, 2015) "‘I’m not f*****g guilty’ Dewey Green yells after murder conviction." The Birmingham News
  • Hrynkiw, Ivana (November 1, 2019) "Pelham man convicted of ramming Georgia grandmother to death to get new trial." The Birmingham News
  • Robinson, Carol (November 23, 2022) "Former Birmingham mayor Cooper Green’s grandson gets life in Georgia prison for running woman over."