In March 1944, deep in the Jim Crow South, police came for 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. His parents weren’t at home. His little sister was hiding in the family’s chicken coop behind the house in Alcolu, a segregated mill town in South Carolina, while officers handcuffed George and his older brother, Johnnie, and took them away.
Two young white girls had been found brutally murdered, beaten over the head with a railroad spike and dumped in a water-logged ditch. He and his little sister, who were black, were said to be last ones to see them alive. Authorities later released the older Stinney – and directed their attention toward George.
“[The police] were looking for someone to blame it on, so they used my brother as a scapegoat,” his sister Amie Ruffner told WLTX-TV earlier this year.
George Junius Stinney Jr. was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century (1944)
The boy was small for his age (5’1) so small, they had to stack books on the electric chair. The photos at the end are George. (compare little George in this actual photo to the two white guys wearing hats http://tinyurl.com/lwo4g49 )
Because there was literally NO EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM (accused of murdering two white girls) …the question of Stinney’s guilt and the judicial process leading to his execution remained controversial
This clip is from the 1991 movie “Carolina Skeletons” which is based on that event.
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