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Charles Stinney, the brother of the youngest person executed in the United States, spoke to theGrio.com about the controversial execution.

His brother, George Junius Stinney, Jr. was executed at the age of 14. He was convicted of killing two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944.


The details surrounding his conviction and subsequent execution aren’t pretty: No written confession exists, no witnesses were called on Stinney’s behalf and a jury took some ten minutes to convict the young boy and sentence him to die.

Read more at theGrio.com


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