List of Birmingham homicides in 1944
This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1944. 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 1944.
- October 2: Wellborn Thomas Dozier, 54, was shot to death near the Episcopal Church of the Advent on 20th Street and 6th Avenue North. A fellow attorney, D. M. Griswold, was charged with manslaughter. He claimed self-defense, saying he had only fired after Dozier had knocked him down. However two of the bullets appeared to have struck him in the back. Griswold claimed that the incident followed a series of threats by Dozier, and that he feared for his life. The case was heard before Judge Robert Wheeler. Griswold was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a day in prison.