List of homicides in 1962

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This is a List of homicides in 1962, including all cases investigated in the Birmingham District.


  • August 2: Larry Thomas, 11, was shot to death after having been kidnapped from a playground in Midfield. He was found buried in a shallow grave near Highland Lake in the Strait Mountain community in Blount County. Convicted sex offender Michael Anthony Mayola, 28, who had operated a barber shop in Oneonta under the name "George R. Workman", was charged with murder and arrested at a bus station in Baltimore, Maryland. He confessed and was sentenced to life in prison. He has waived his rights to parole hearings. (report)

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