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Meet youngest black boy-American sentenced to death in electric chair in 20th century

The late George Stinney Jr

CAROLINA-(MaraviPost)– George Stinney Jr of African descent was the youngest person to be sentenced to death in the 20th century in the United States Of America.

He was only 14 years old when he was executed in an electric chair.

During his trial, even on the day of his execution, he always carried a bible in his hands, claiming to be innocent.

He 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.

At that time, all members of the jury were white. The trial lasted only 2 hours, and the sentence was dictated 10 minutes later.

The Boy’s parents were threatened, and prevented from being present in the courtroom, and subsequently expelled from that city.

Before the execution, George spent 81 days in prison without being able to see his parents.

He was held in solitary, 80 miles from his city. He was heard alone without the presence of his parents or a lawyer.

He was electrocuted with 5,380 volts in his head, imagine all that voltage in a teenager’s head.

70 years later, his innocence was finally proven by a judge in South Carolina. The boy was innocent, someone set him up to blame him for being black.

May his innocent soul rest in peace.

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Lloyd M’bwana
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I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post for the past Three Years. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post. I also decide most of what the user will or will not see. And those users will be clicking on the website expecting to see what their trusted news. Organisation has to say on an issue. I started as a senior Reporter with the Maravi Post over a 6 years ago. When I have time, I do field reporting as well.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. The wrath of God will follow those who framed this boy and also the panel on the jury.
    The devastation is inevitable.
    God rest his soul.

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