George Stinney Jr., 14, is the youngest man sentenced to death in the United States.
Yes friends, the boy was only 14 years old at the time of his execution. ...
On March 23, 1944, 11-year-old Betty and 8-year-old Mary, two white girls, went missing. The next day, March 24, the bodies of the two little girls were recovered from the side of George Stinney's house. The two girls were crushed to death by something heavy like a hammer. Police arrested George on suspicion of murder. The reason for the love affair was that Betty and Mary cycled to George's house on the afternoon of the 23rd to pick flowers and asked George for directions to the 'Maple'. It is because of this conversation that the police suspect that George Stinney killed them.
George was in police custody for a total of 71 days. For 60 of these 71 days, he could not meet his mother and father. A young black man has killed two whites, is that a big deal? George's parents also faced social boycott and could not see their son for the last 60 days.
George's trial began on June 14, 1944. The jury, made up of all white judges, did not give George any chance to defend himself in that two-hour trial, and no lawyer for George, nor his parents, were able to attend. In this trial, George Stinney has repeatedly said with a Bible in his hand that he is innocent. The jury board did not listen to him and convicted him of killing Betty and Mary and sentenced him to death in an electric chair.
Following the court's ruling, George's family, his parents, and the Black Rights group appealed to the governor to change the death sentence, keeping in mind the boy's age, Governor Johnston said.
"Are you begging for his life?" You do not know what he has done wrong. The older girl kills the younger girl with the intention of raping her, but the older girl kills her too because she is not given a chance. ”
At 6:25 pm on June 17, George was taken out of the cell and reunited with his father. George was then placed in an electric chair. The helpless little man, 5 feet 1 inch, tied his hands to the chair, and George broke down in tears as he put the electric helmet on his head and said, "I'm innocent." George's face was then covered with a black cloth and at 5.30 am an electric charge of 5340 volts was charged on the unfortunate black teenager. 8 minutes later George was pronounced dead. Then his teeth became smoky, there was no sign of his eyes, his whole body was almost ashes.
Exactly 60 years after the incident, in 2004 a team of lawyers from the Northeastern University School of Law re-opened the case after conducting a full case study. George Stinney was acquitted in 2014 by a jury of judges after a long ten-year trial in 2004-2014. There is no significant evidence of the charges brought against him. Just as the police have no evidence to support her rape.
Sixty years after his death, George Stinney has proved his innocence and has once again proved that from ancient times to the present day, the word of judgment is silently weeping forever ....