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Exonerated After Being Murdered: Judge Tosses Out George Stinney’s Conviction

AFRICANGLOBE - Seventy years after South Carolina murdered a 14-year-old boy so small he sat on a phone book in the electric chair, a circuit court judge threw out his murder conviction. On Wednesday morning, Judge Carmen Mullins vacated the decision against George Stinney Jr., a Black teen who was falsely convicted of beating two young white girls to death in the small town of Alcolu in 1944.

New Trial Sought For George Stinney, Executed At 14

AFRICANGLOBE - Almost 70 years ago, South Carolina electrocuted 14-year-old George Stinney, the youngest person to be executed by an American state since the 1800s. Family members today say he's innocent, and while they can't bring him back, they want his name cleared.

New Trial Sought for SC Boy George Stinney, 14, Executed in...

AFRICANGLOBE - George Stinney was convicted on a shaky confession in a segregated society that wanted revenge for the beating deaths of two girls, ages 11 and 7, according to the lawsuit filed last month on Stinney's behalf in Clarendon County.