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Thursday, 18 December 2014
14 year-old boy cleared of murder 70 years after
George Stinney 14, was convicted of beating two young white girls to death in 1944 in Alcolu South Carolina. A case which led to his execution via an electric chair after his white lawyer did not perform a cross examination nor get witnesses for him. Judge Carmen Mullen's ruling on Wednesday clears Stinney's name saying he was never given any kind of defense and that due process was breached.
In her words she said "Given the particularized circumstances of Stinney's case, I find by a preponderance of the evidence standard, that a violation of the Defendant's procedural due process rights tainted his prosecution," Stories you hear and you'd wish you can turn back the hands of time. This verdict might just be seen as unpleasant in reference to the racial profiling going on in America.