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George Stinney, Black Teen Executed In 1944, May Get New Trial

I truly have no words…

George Stinney, Black Teen Executed In 1944, May Get New Trial

via George Stinney, Black Teen Executed In 1944, May Get New Trial.

Okay after a conversation on Facebook, I do have some words. What bothers me is that a young teen was executed with no evidence aside from a supposed confession that very well may have been coerced. Considering that there may be new evidence in the case to acquit him (and aside from the fact there was not any evidence used to convict him anyway), a new trial is in order. If had been wrongfully accused and tried with nothing more than a confession that was not recorded or witnessed and there was a chance to clear my name, even after my execution, then yes, I’d want it done.

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