List of Birmingham homicides in 1929

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This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1929. 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 1929.


  • October 27: Rufus Kelly, 21, was shot to death at 5:00 PM on the street at 1058 Short 10th Street (now the site of Malfunction Junction).
  • December 19: Betty Keith, 24, was shot to death by her husband, William Ross Keith Jr, in her hospital bed at the Woodlawn Infirmary. She was being treated for wounds she received when he stabbed her at their home in East Lake the night before, and then fired upon her while she was being treated at a neighbor's house. After killing her, Keith turned the gun on himself, but suffered only minor injuries to his left arm. He was convicted of murder on December 19, 1930 and sentenced to life in prison. He was freed on parole on October 31, 1938. (report)

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