George stinney junior was a 14 year old african American boy from the United States of America who was innocently convicted and sentenced to death by electrocution.
He was born on the 21th of October 1929 in Pinewood South Carolina United States of America.
In the year 1944 the bodies of two white girls betty binnicker and Mary emma Thames we’re found alcolu after having being missing after going out to play and not returning through out the night.
The town in which they lived in called alcolu had a boundary that separates the white folks from the blacks.
The two girls, betty and emma were prior to the death seen riding on their bicycles searching for maple flowers at the end which they found theirselves in the black territory.
Their dead bodies were found in ditch in the black community which must have angered the whites thinking it was a deliberate attack.
There were bruises and huge marks on the faces of the girls and as per investigators they were hit with heavy round metallic objects.
George stinney and his junior brother were arrested on with connection to the murder of the two young white girls.
George’s brother was released but George was still held in Custody and his family were not allowed to visit him , he was only seen on the final day of the trial where the police alleged he had made a confession to having killing the two girl with a metal which he had left along the ditch were the bodies of the two girls were found.
A White woman who had known stinney since childhood testified to the fact that stinney was a stubborn child and had once threatened she and her friend a day prior to the incident.
She also said stinney was known to be a bully in the community , stinneys father was fired from his job and which meant his family had to vacate the companies bungalow.
During trial stinney claimed that the police starved him amidst several torture and then bribed him with food if only he will testify to killing the two girls.
The entire jury to his case took just a day to select and was dominated by white lawyers, the judge was Charles plowden who was a tax collector a politician.
During trial he never for once challenged the evidence brought to him by the police neither did he challenge the prosecution councils 2 evidence which were that stinney had gone to help one of the girl who fell from her bike and hit her head on the ground.
The other evidence was that the girls had fallen in a ditch and stinney tried to help but his kind effort was met with racist attack which he killed them in self defense.
There was no evidence which shown the stinney was the real perpetrator of the crime but he was sentenced to death by electrocution on an electric chair.
A Bible was added for him to reach the height of chair and even the metallic helmet was just too big for his young head, he died shortly afterwards and was buried in an an unmarked grave.
However in 2004 George frierson alongside 2 other lawyers resurrected the case after a few months of researching over the matter.
They won the case proving that stinney was innocent but was framed up by a high profile white who just wanted to avenge the death of the white girls.
He is dead however but at least the right thing was done and justice was found for stinney jr even thought it was too late.
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