George stinney Jr of African descent, was the youngest person to be sentenced to death in the United States.
He was only 14 years old when he was executed in an electric chair.
During his trial he always carried a Bible in his hands claiming his innocence.
He was accused of killing two white girls, 11 year old Betty and 7 year old marry.
The bodies were found near the house of the boy in which he lived with his parents.
At that time, all members of the jury were whites. The trial lasted for only 2hours and the sentence was dictated 10 minutes later.
The boy’s parents were threatened and prevented from being present in the court room and subsequently expelled from that city.
Before the execution George spent 81days in a prison without being able to see his parents, he was held in solitary 80miles from his city, he was held alone without anybody to talk to.
He was electrocuted with 5380 VOLTS in his head, imagine all that amount of voltage in a teenager’s 7s.
70 years later, in 2014, his innocence was finally proven by a judge in South Carolina.
The boy was innocent, someone set it up to blame him.
Its a Throw Back Thursday and we still remember George Stinney
George Junius Stinney Jr. was born October 21, 1929 Pinewood, South Carolina, U.S. Died June 16, 1944(aged 14) Columbia, South Carolina U.S.
Rip to Stinney Jr.