WeAllBeTV | The execution of fourteen year old George Stinney Jr. was carried out at the South Carolina State Penitentiary in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 16, 1944 at 7:30 p.m. George was convicted of murdering two younger white girls with a heavy railroad spike. Standing at 5’1″ and weighing approximately 90 pounds he did not fit into the machinery that was intended for larger adult victims. From the time of the murders until Stinney’s execution, eighty one days had passed. He was the youngest individual executed by the United States justice system in the 20th century.


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