List of Birmingham homicides in 1927
This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1927. It includes homicide cases occurring within the city limits during the calendar year. Note that not all homicides are ultimately ruled to be murder in courts of law.
Birmingham had ___ homicides in 1927.
- January 16: Ruby Thornton and her companion were shot to death near Roebuck. Following an investigation by Birmingham detective Paul Cole, Horace DeVaughan confessed to the murders. He was convicted and sentenced to death and on April 8 became the first person electrocuted by the State of Alabama. (report)
- January 16: A. B. Moore, a supervisor for the Southern Railway, was killed in the same incident.