A chance encounter in 1944 brings 14 year old george stinney jr. George stinney jr a black teen was convicted of beating to death two young white girls after a three hour trial and put to death three months later in the segregated south.
Later he was exonerated in 2014 70 years after his execution.
George stinney jr parents. George junius stinney jr. George junius stinney jr. Hailed from an african american family of south carolina.
It seems so innocuous. Was a former sharecropper and was employed at the town s sawmill. October 21 1929 june 16 1944 was an african american wrongfully convicted of murder in 1944 in his hometown of alcolu south carolina he was one of the youngest persons in the united states in the 20th century to be sentenced to death and to be executed being 14 years old at the time of his execution.
There george stinney jr. October 21 1929 june 16 1944 was an american child who was convicted in a proceeding later vacated as an unfair trial of murdering two white girls ages 7 and 11 in his hometown of alcolu south carolina he was executed by electric chair in june 1944. Is the youngest american and also the youngest person in modern times to be executed by electric chair.
Was promptly handcuffed and interrogated for hours in a small room without his parents an attorney or any witnesses. Yet an enduring mystery is born in the moments the girls walk away. A two hour trial south carolina department of archives and history george stinney jr s fingerprints are pictured on this certificate.
Stinney is the youngest american to be sentenced to death and executed. His mother s name was aime who was a cook at alcolu s school for black children. 4 the post and courier.
His father george stinney sr. Into brief contact with two white girls. Was a fourteen years old african american child who was executed in south carolina in 1944 for killing two young white girls.