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George Stinney Jr. executed at 14 in SC; family asks courts to reopen case

George Stinney Jr teenager-executedGeorge Stinney Jr., 14, was the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina in 1944. Sixty-five years later, a community activist is fighting to clear Stinney’s name, saying the young black boy couldn’t have killed two white girls and was coerced into a confession.

Family members have produced sworn statements that he was with them at the time of the girls’ disappearance. There is currently no evidence on file, including the “confession.”

The two Clarendon County, S.C. white girls, ages 11 and 7, were beaten to death. Stinney was executed 84 days after the girls disappeared in the then segregated town on June 16, 1944.

His family hopes to reopen the case to prove his innocence.


  1. cookie on December 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Now think back to this time, now wonder why the black people who now feel empowered under the guides of obama, are dealing some would say pay back. Now, I am not one for that, I can understand it. Funny or not so funny how the rules change when they think they have the upper hand.

    This case should be re opened and guess what, the real killer or killers got away with it in this life. Not the next, that is when it all start, this is a proving ground on how you should choose to behave. Free will, the real challenge.

  2. cupcakesugar on July 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I BEEN keeping up with this case for years , i think this child murder just like emmitt till should be remembered and a statue to us all ….i will never understand why whites cant see the sacrafice black familys have made the degradation , the dehumanizing ,, the hollocaust of the 1950s and up . all the hangings , lynchings , murders , of people who just wanted to vote or just wanted to live in harmoney .. there was no way a boy that small killed two bodies and hide them in the woods , and confessed he did it .. that sheriff was a low down racist , who coherced this kid in to a confession after starving him to death … i saw the whole documentary and after you see it you will to see , how someone else did that murder and pinned it on that child .. there is a movie starring lew gosset jr .. called carolina … something an it tell about an old elder white man who confessed to the murder . . from a nursing home he was 99 years old …. he even had evidence of the gun .. that was used to kill the girls … this boy was on his way home with a cow …and didnt even go near whre the bodys were foulnd but because he said he knew of the girls.. they pinnned the murder on him …. rest his little soul god defianantly did not let him suffer ,. i can not image what that must of been for him to sit in that chair …. A CHILD YALL THIS IS WHY WHITES ARE SO GUILTY AND ALWAYS PUNISHING US THEY HAVE A FEAR THAT WE ARE ANGRY WITH THEM OVER ALL THESE MURDERS . AND WE REALLY JUST WANT TO MOVE ON … . RACISM IS FEAR … THATS ALL IT IS FEAR ,, TIS WHITE MEN TOO NOT SO MUCH WHITE WOMEN ITS THE MEN ….. THEY STILL DONT LIKE WHITE WOMEN WITH BLACK MEN IT FEAR