On Jan. 7, 1977, ex-convict Walter 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. The three of them were shot in the head.
No the friendliest type, in 1961 Walt was freed fom prison after serving 10 years for second-degree murder. He later was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to 14 years. While serving time in Atlanta, he was convicted of murdering a fellow inmate. He was released again in 1975. Two years later he committed the triple murder. On February, 1980 he was sentenced to death. On May 2, 1997, Hill was executed in the Alabama electric chair after being in death row for more than 17 years.