Teen Convicted of Murder, Executed in 1944 Has Name Cleared

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George Stinney Jr.

The youngest person executed in the 20th century was exonerated today of his 1944 murder charge in South Carolina.

George Stinney Jr., 14, was convicted of beating two girls to death after a defense with no witnesses or evidence. Read the whole story here. Read more about the wrongful conviction here.

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