George Stinney Jr, was a growing child, no doubt with bright hopes for his future. But at 14 years old, his life came to a sad halt and no matter how he cried out for mum and dad, his parents were prevented from comforting their scared son.
What happened? He was accused of killing two white girls, 11 year old Betty and Mary of 7. Their bodies were found near the house where Stinney and his parents lived.
Stinney’s parents were prevented from entering the court room where their son was being tried. (They would later be expelled from that city after the trial.)
George Stinney spent 81 days in prison. He wasn’t allowed to see his parents. He was held alone without anybody to talk to. At the end of the day he was found guilty and electrocuted with 5380 VOLTS IN HIS HEAD.
But guess what!? 70 years later, in 2014, his innocence was finally proven by a judge in South Carolina.
MAY HIS INNOCENT SOUL REST IN Peace
See pictures of a crying George Stinney, prevented from seeing his Dad and Mum, as he was strapped to the electric chair.
You can imagine how scared he must have been. You can imagine the agony of his parents being helpless as he cried for Mummy and Daddy. One cannot help thinking: if Master George Stinney wasn’t living near the crime scene would he have been treated the way he was? So, so, sad.