The case is widely considered one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in this country, and stinney was eventually exonerated in 2014. George stinney, exonerated 70 years after wrongful murder. George stinney bio, facts, family famous birthdays. George stinney, exonerated 70 years after wrongful murder conviction as 14yearold. Born october 21, 1929 died june 16, 1944, was an african american teenage boy wrongfully convicted at age 14 of the murder of two girls ages 7 and 11 in 1944 in his. A south carolina judge ruled he was denied due process. Alcolu was a small mill town divided into two by railroad tracks. In which time, new evidence could be discovered as in the case of george stinney.
Here is the full text of his notes which wikipeadia, apparently to serve their own agenda to rewrite this incident has refused to include. Judge throws out teens murder conviction 70 years after his execution george stinney jr. Stinney, an africanamerican youth from south carolina, was convicted in a twohour trial of the firstdegree murder of two preteen white girls. Yes, basic facts on george stinney jr, 14yearold black. Supporters of stinney have argued that there wasnt. George stinney, the black teen executed by electric chair.
George stinney was sent to the electric chair a mere 84 days after the girls deaths. An africanamerican boy, george stinney, who was executed when he was 14 years old for the killing of two young white girls, was exonerated this week, seventy years after he became the youngest person executed in the u. When they see us movies george stinney jr facebook. Actor kenny blank played a character based on stinney in a 1990s television movie adaptation of david stouts book.
New trial sought for george stinney, executed at 14 cnn. October 21, 1929 june 16, 1944 was an africanamerican youth who at a flawed trial was convicted at age 14 of murder in 1944 in his home town of alcolu, south carolina. The court refused to hear his appeal, and the appeals on his behalf to the governor for. Much like the movie indicated, george stinney was a very slight 14yearold to the point he looked like he could not have been older than 12. Court acknowledges wrongful execution of 14year old. This is the story of george stinney, jr, black male age 14 who was the youngest person ever to be executed in the u. The black residents lived in one part of the town while the white residents lived in the other.
It took 10 minutes to convict 14yearold george stinney. George stinney jr became the youngest person to be executed in the us in the 20th century when he was sent to the electric chair in 1944, but. Accused of killing two white girls in south carolina, george stinney jr was tried and electrocuted in just 83 days. New details emerge about an alternate suspect in alcolu. Family members today say hes innocent, and want a new trial. Basic fact about the execution of george stinney jr, a 14yearold black child in the us in 1944. Did south carolina execute 14yearold george stinney, then declare him innocent 70 years later.
He was fourteen years, six months, and five days old, the youngest person ever executed in the united states in the 20th century. George stinney was 14yearsold at the time of his execution in 1944. The true story of americas youngest death row execution. Before that, however, the case, and the question of who actually killed those two girls, became the basis for a solid 1991 tv movie, carolina skeletons, based on a novel by david stout. Judge throws out teens murder conviction 70 years after.
The current the story of george stinney jr youtube. This is a perfect example of the racist culture we live in. It took 10 minutes to convict 14yearold george stinney jr. A viral facebook post offered an accurate account of the conviction and execution of george stinney. June 16, 1944 fourteenyearold george stinney executed. Today, a death sentence is almost automatically appealed and it could take years, even decades, before an execution. The film follows the last days of george stinney jr. This film is based in part on the true history of george stinney jr and on an occurrence at owl creek bridge by ambrose beirce. October 21, 1929 june 16, 1944, was an african american youth 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. Stinney, who was black, was convicted of murdering two. On june 16, 1944, a black 14yearold boy was executed in the electric chair in south carolina. Youngest person executed in the twentieth century george.
He was executed by electric chair in june of that year. I realize the movie is based on george stinneys execution with the names. In 1944, george stinney was young, black and sentenced to. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. George junius stinney, jr 19291944 find a grave memorial.
Short film 83 days tells true story of george stinney jr. His story was horrific, groundbreaking, and incredibly devastating, yet when asked if they know the name, most will shake their heads. On june 16th, 1944, the state of south carolina executed george stinney, jr. He was arrested, tried, convicted and put to death in 83 days. This page is the official news outlet with updates about the george stinney movie. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. George stinney appears to be guilty based on the following. New evidence could clear 14yearold executed by south. George stinney is the youngest person in american history to be legally executed. Did south carolina execute 14yearold george stinney. Perhaps, enjoying the golden years of his life with a wife, children and grandchildren.
He was a 14yearold black boy in south carolina accused of killing two white girls. The true story of george stinney junior, a 14 year old african american boy that was wrongly accused. It later was adapted into a madefortv movie starring louis gossett jr. George stinney jr was executed in 1944 for the murder of two white girls. File this undated file photo provided by the south carolina department of archives and history shows george stinney jr. If he had lived, george stinney jr would be 84 today. Chilling story of innocent black boy, 14, executed after. George stinney jr was only 14 years old when he was killed in 1944 and is the youngest person to be executed in america during the 20th century.195 349 297 705 1550 531 24 72 1122 409 607 1316 166 1450 523 1311 996 829 1367 535 1477 750 139 795 896 218 72 617 305 31 697