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Media Release 149- Arrest Made in the Holli Jo Wilson Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in the Holli Jo Wilson Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in connection to the murder of Holli Jo Wilson. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in the 3100 Block of 30th Court North.

The suspect has been identified as:

Fessor Mckinney, (55), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Fessor Mckinney voluntarily turned himself into police custody at the Birmingham Police Headquarters.

Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder- Kidnapping 1st Degree. See details below for specifics of the Capital Charges.

Fessor Mckinney will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail held under No Bond.

It is believed the victim and suspect were in a dating relationship.

Note: Mr. Mckinney was charged with Capital Murder under Section 13A-5-40(1) (1) Murder by the defendant during a kidnapping in the first degree or an attempt thereof committed by the defendant.



Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 147)

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Holli Jo Wilson, (38), W/F, of Birmingham, Alabama. 

At approximately 5:00 AM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 3100 Block of 30th Court North on report of a person down inside of a residence.

Officers arrived at the residence when they entered inside and observed an adult female victim lying unresponsive.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation has revealed evidence on the scene indicates a homicide took place at the location.

Currently, there is no suspect in custody.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 71st murder investigation of 2022 including 6 justifiable death investigations.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.

**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**