List of Birmingham homicides in 1988

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This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1988. 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 ___ homicides in 1988.


  • November 22: Leon Shaw, 33, a drug dealer serving a prison sentance but out on work release, died nine months after being shot in the back of the head while being robbed of money and cocaine. Jimmy Lee Dill was convicted in May 1989 and sentenced the next August to death. He was executed on April 16, 2009.
  • December 1: Dorothy Eason, 71, was shot to death in her wheelchair by her husband of twelve years at their home at 2117 46th Place Ensley. He claimed that she was abusive and had threatened him with a claw hammer.
  • December 1: Wallace Wilson, 26, was shot to death at Townhouse Apartments, 1508 13th Avenue North in Fountain Heights. Cleophus "Fats" Robinson was prosecuted for the murder.



  • Gordon, Tom (April 16, 2009) "Updated: Alabama executes Jimmy Lee Dill for 1989 slaying of Leon Shaw of Birmingham." Birmingham News