George Stinney was wrongfully convicted of murder and was exonerated 70 years after he was executed. He was 14 at the time the two girls were killed in Carolina. He was charged with killing an 11 and 7 year old girl in 1944. There was no physical evidence and Stinney had only talked to the girls prior to their deaths. Stinney was not given a fair trial and his conviction was just vacated. It was vacated because there were no defense witnesses and no cross-examination of the witnesses. His confession was also found to be coercive. Race was a big issue in 1944 in South Carolina and the jury and lawyers were all white. The trial only lasted one day and he was not given the option to appeal.
The two girls were found in a ditch with their skulls crushed. Both girls were white. Stinney’s sister said that she was with him all day and that it would have been impossible for him to kill the two girls. Also, Stinney was only 95 pounds at the time which would make it almost impossible for him to kill them. Stinney is the youngest person who was wrongfully convicted who was executed. He was executed only three months after he was sentenced.
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