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George Stinney was executed at 14. Can his family now clear his name?

Accused of killing two white girls in South Carolina, George Stinney Jr was tried and electrocuted in just 83 days. As a judge ponders whether to quash the verdict, Karen McVeigh speaks to the families involved An old storage shed, half swallowed by weeds, shimmers in the hazy winter sunshine…

Lawyers seek new trial for 14-year-old South Carolina boy executed in 1944

Richard Luscombe, theguardian.com Supporters of a 14-year-old black boy put to death in 1944 for the murders of two young white girls have asked a judge in South Carolina to grant him a new trial. An all-white jury took barely 10 minutes to convict George Stinney of bludgeoning the girls,…