Walter Hill Executed Alabama Serial Killer

Walter Hill was executed by the State of Alabama for the murders of five people

According to court documents Walter Hill would murder the first victim in 1952 and would be sentenced to ten years in prison. Once free he would be arrested for kidnapping and was sentenced to fourteen years in prison and during that time would be convicted of killing a fellow inmate

Once out Hill who was then 42 years old wanted to marry a 13 year old girl and when her parents refused he would murder Willie Mae Hammock, 60, John Tatum, 36; and Tatum’s wife Lois Jean Tatum, 34.

Hill would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

Walter Hill would be executed by way of the electric chair on May 2 1997

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Walter Hill Case

A man was executed in the electric chair early Friday for killing three people after he was refused permission to marry a 13-year-old girl.

The slayings came two years after Walter Hill was freed from prison for killing two other people.Hill, 62, was pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m.

The state Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court had rejected last-minute appeals.

Hill spent 20 years on death row – so long prosecutors and victims advocates had difficulty finding relatives of the people he killed in Bessemer.

A new Alabama law permits victims’ relatives to view the execution, but none came forward in Hill’s case.

On Jan. 7, 1977, Hill fatally shot Willie Mae Hammock, 60, who refused to allow him to marry her 13-year-old daughter, Toni; Miss Hammock’s stepbrother, John Tatum Jr., 36, and his wife, Lois Jean Tatum, 34.

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