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George Junius Stinney, Jr
Birth: Oct. 21, 1929
Sumter
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1944
Richland
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

George was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century. Stinney, an African-American youth from South Carolina, was convicted in a two-hour trial of the first-degree murder of two pre-teen white girls: 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker, and 8-year-old Mary Emma Thames. However, no physical evidence existed in the case, and the sole evidence against Stinney was the circumstantial fact that the girls had spoken with Stinney and his sister shortly before their murder, and the testimony of three police officers that Stinney had confessed. He was executed by electric chair. Since Stinney's conviction and execution, the question of his guilt, the validity of his confession, and the judicial process leading to his execution have been criticized as "suspicious at best and a miscarriage of justice at worst." On December 17, 2014, his conviction was posthumously vacated 70 years after his execution. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Note: Place of birth and death based upon census and death records.
 
Burial:
Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery
Paxville
Clarendon County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 29, 2010
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