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Justice is Done: George Stinney Jr.’s 70 Year Old Conviction is Vacated

In 2013, the siblings of electrocuted defendant, George Stinney, Jr., filed a Motion for a New Trial and a Petition for a Writ of Coram Nobis.  Bishop Charles Stinney, Catherine Stinney Robinson, and Amie Ruffner retained South Carolina attorneys Matt … Continue reading

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Professor Shealy Works to Remedy an Injustice: The George Stinney Case

In 1944, George J. Stinney Jr. became the youngest person executed in America during the 20th century.  He was 14 and weighed just over 90 pounds when he was strapped into the electric chair, eighty-three days after his arrest, and … Continue reading

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