“COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters of a 14-year-old black boy executed in 1944 for killing two white girls are asking a South Carolina judge to take the unheard-of move of granting him a new trial in hopes he will be cleared of the charges.
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.
The request for a new trial has an uphill climb. The judge may refuse to hear it at all, since the punishment was already carried out. Also, South Carolina has strict rules for introducing new evidence after a trial is complete, requiring the information to have been impossible to discover before the trial and likely to change the results, said Kenneth Gaines, a professor at the University of South Carolina‘s law school.
“I think it’s a longshot, but I admire the lawyer for trying it,” Gaines said, adding that he’s not aware of any other executed inmates in the state being granted a new trial posthumously”-Huffington Post
This murdered little boy may have his day of redemption after death.
George Stinney and Older Brother
This is a senseless death In history that seems to be forgotten. There is no way he could hurt anyone. No one thought he was guilty.
They just didn’t care if he died.
- George Stinney executed in 1944, South Carolina.
Some people still have never heard his name. Today you will find about his sensless murder.
George Stinney is still the youngest person executed, in the 20 century.
George Stinney who was sickly, shy and underweight was accused of murdering two girls.
He “allegedly confessed” that he murdered the girls.
In the movie “Carolina Skeletons” they eluded that it was a law official that may have been the killer.The murder scene is just acting.It’s graphic,but the actor is reenacting the scene of what happened that day he was executed.
This little guy would not have the strength to kick a puppy. He would seen playing in the flowers with little girls while singing songs.That means he may have been a little effeminate.
There is no way in hell, George killed and raped two girls!
George had no one to speak up for him.
His dad fired from his job, because of the case.
George’s siblings were given only 2 choices.
Yes, little innocent children were going to be lynched for their brothers alleged crime.
The South will always have whispers of racism.
I just hope that whoever murdered these 2 little girls, gets justice.
I am sure they are in their afterlife.
However,sadly so is George Stinney.
George Stinney finally received his redemption. It is a bitter sweet blessing.Let him have that redemption, he can’t get back his life.
George Stinney Death Walk