Chilling story of innocent black boy, 14, executed after white jury convicted him

By Laura Forsyth | Mirror

This is the harrowing story of an innocent black child who died in the electric chair after being convicted of murder in just 10 minutes by an all-white jury.

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.

But around 70 years later in December 2014, George’s murder conviction was overturned by a South Carolina judge.

In March 1944, the African American teenager was accused of the double murder of two white girls in the quiet town of Alcolu, South Carolina.

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