Judge throws out black teen's conviction from 1944


14-year-old George Stinny, Jr., was executed in South Carolina in 1944 for the murders of two children, Betty June Binnicker and Mary Emma Thames. 70 years later, 14th Judicial Circuit in that state threw his conviction out.

The teen’s prosecution had “fundamental, constitutional violations of due process,” Judge Carmen Mullen of South Carolina’s 14th Judicial Circuit said in her ruling that stemmed from a two-day hearing in January. Her decision effectively exonerates the child.


How could anyone!!! execute a 14yr. old. Aren’t human beings incredibly cruel?

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