List of Birmingham homicides in 1981

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This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1981. It includes homicide cases occuring 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 97 homicides in 1981.

Listing

  • January 17: Terry Tucker and his wife, Myra, were abducted from a nightclub. He was left in the trunk of a car while his wife was raped at an apartment, and then driven to a secluded mining road in western Birmingham where they were both executed by shotgun. A scrap of a telephone bill that she tucked into her clothing at the apartment led police to the suspects. Jerry Godbolt, Carnel Jackson, and Wayne Agee were arrested and charged with murder. (link)
  • January 17: Myra Tucker and her husband, Terry, were abducted from a nightclub. She was raped at an apartment while her husband was locked in a car turnk, and then driven to a secluded mining road in western Birmingham where they were both executed by shotgun. A scrap of a telephone bill that she tucked into her clothing at the apartment led police to the suspects. Jerry Godbolt, Carnel Jackson, and Wayne Agee were arrested and charged with murder. (link)
  • September 15: John C. Parker, 72, a night watchman at the Lynn Strickland Tire Company, was shot to death with his own revolver in an altercation. He had apparently admitted someone to the business before the fight started. No arrest.

Responses

References

  • Birmingham News reports accessed at the microfilm room of the Birmingham Public Library

See also