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George Stinney

George Stinney: How the Tragic Death of One Black Teen Shares Similarities to So Many Others

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Three hours was the duration of the entire trial. The jury required all of ten minutes to convict and sentence George Stinney to die, and the state of South Carolina electrocuted him less than three months after his arrest.

14-Year-Old Wrongly Convicted Of Murder Exonerated 70 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

After seven decades, a black 14-year-old boy has been cleared of murder. In 1944, George Stinney was convicted of murdering two white girls in Alco...

Justice Sought For 14-Year-Old Executed For Girls' Deaths

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A solicitor is arguing against a new trial for a 14-year-old boy executed nearly 70 years ago for killing two girls, saying pros...

Supporters Want New Trial Of Youngest Person Executed In U.S. In 100 Years

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy executed by South Carolina nearly 70 years ago is finally getting another day in court. Supporters of Georg...

'Our State Does Not Need Such Criminals'

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leaving a judge to decide whether to throw out the conviction of a 14-year-old boy executed in South Carolina in 1944 reminds ...

Black Teen Executed In 1944 May Get New Trial

Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters of a 14-year-old black boy executed in 1944 for killing two white girls are asking a South Carolina judge to take t...