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The dark history around the execution of George Stinney Jr., the youngest person on death row in the United States: “No one can justify this”

When he sees the electric chair, George Stinney Jr., 14, understands that his situation is not going to get better. However, a few days earlier, the young African-American still firmly believed that everything would be fine. “Why would they kill me for something I didn’t do?” the condemned man said to himself. But, on June 16, 1944, George suddenly saw reality in the face: he was going to die in a handful of minutes. As part of its “Once upon a time” dossier, La Libre looks back on the case which led to the execution of the youngest defendant in the history of the United States, whose sentence was canceled 70 years later. .

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