For instance, George Stinney was an African American who was the first youngest black person in the world to be sentenced to death over the murder in the United States in the 20th century.
The young legend who marked the books of Histories and crime with his painful story was only on his 14th birthday when he was executed in an electric chair after his trials.
Meanwhile, the story of George melts the heart of heartless people with tears of sorrow. George was accused of killing two white girls, 11- Year- old Betty and Mary of 7. The bodies were found near the house where the teenager resided with his parents.
The bodies of Mary Emma Thames, eight, and Betty June Binnicker, 11, were discovered on the ' black side' of the community with their skulls fractured.
Both had been battered to death with a railroad spike. Police arrested George after it was found that he had seen the pair the day before. He was collected from his home by police who claimed he confessed to the double murder even though a written confession was never given.
George' s Unfair Court Trial
George' s spurious case has understandably tormented civil rights advocates for years. However, George spent about three months in prison without being able to see his parents.
He was questioned in a court particular small room following the murder of Betty and Mary without the presence of his parents, and he confessed he killed them after they denied having intimacies with him.
The court sheriff' s claimed that George Stinney confessed to the murders of the two alleged white girls but he never supported by evidence such as a written or signed statement.
However, Wilford Hunter the George' s former cellmate issued a statement to the court saying that the little boy vehemently denied the charges. " I didn' t didn' t do it, why would they kill me for something I didn' t do? " George innocently asked him. ' '
Nonetheless, George' s alleged murder action sent his father and family members to be fired from their jobs and family forced to flee amidst threats on their lives.
According to the sources on March 26, 1944, a fuming mob attempted to lynch young George at their home place but he had already been moved to an out- of- town jail.
George' s Deliberation By Electrocution Chair
Meanwhile, during his trials, George Stinney came with the bible in his hand till the day of the execution claiming to be innocent, but all was in vain.
The state rushed George through a deliberation by electrocution chair. Meanwhile, during his trial he was represented by a tax attorney that had never argued a criminal case and failed to call a single witness.
Thereby becoming the youngest person in modern times to be put to death by electric chair, he was so small he did not fit into the electric chair.
Following the video, they had to sit him on several books, but his tiny head didn' t fit the electric shock helmet, which kept slipping off and revealing the terrified, twisted, and tear stained face of a little child.
However, the trial lasted less than three hours and the deliberations of the all- white jury took 10 minutes. According to the sources George Stinney was never given enough time in the court because at that time no African Americans were allowed inside the courthouse. You can watch the video below;
George Stinney Case Appeal After 70 Years
However, George' s murder conviction was overturned by a South Carolina judge in December 2014, who noted that George had not received a fair trial and his sixth amendment constitutional rights had been violated.
Later the after 70 years the George was proven innocent by a judge in South Carolina. ' ' George was innocent, just someone set it up to blame him for being black, ' ' stated Voltan.
This came after his siblings now aged in their 75 years and above all provided him with an explanation during depositions for the 2014 motion to vacate George' s conviction. The deceased siblings claimed saying that he had been at home during the time the murders took place and therefore could not have committed them.
Georges Sisters Painful Confessions
Amie recalled the day that she saw her older brother being arrested by white policeman when she was an eight- year- old girl.
' ' That my late brother was at home on the day that the two girls were killed so could not have murdered them, ' ' Amie Ruffner George Stinney testified during the appeal process.
Painfully she added that the next time she saw George was his burnt face in an open casket at his funeral.
Meanwhile, this was not humane to what happened to young George, though, during those times, there wasn' t a good law to guide and make such judgments.
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