List of homicides in 1998

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This is a List of homicides in 1998, including all cases investigated in the Birmingham District.

This list is incomplete and may never satisfy any subjective standard for completeness. You can help Bhamwiki by expanding it.

Chilton County

  1. October 18: Jennifer Gail Hampton, 39, was found shot to death off Hinkle Road in Clanton. Marty Joe Taylor was arrested in 2012 and charged with murder. (report)

Jefferson County


  • 85 homicides (list)

St Clair County

  • Keith Turner, 29, a Moody Police officer, was shot and killed by escaped Mississippi convict Mario Centobie, who was on the run with fellow escapee Jeremy Granberry. The pair were caught a few days later. Centobie was executed in 2005 and Granberry is serving life without parole.

Talladega County

  • May 8, 1998: Tracy Lee Phillips was shot to death by John Russell "Cody" Calhoun during an invasion of his home on Coffee Street in Talladega. Mrs Phillips was subsequently raped at gunpoint while their daughter and a friend were locked into a bedroom. Calhoun was convicted and sentenced to death.