George Stinney Rank
About George Stinney
Several decades after African-American child George Junius Stinney Jr. was wrongfully tried and executed on charges of murder, his name was brought back into news headlines once again. In December 2014, a court ruling determined that the trial he was made to stand in 1944 had been unfair. On June 16, 1944, Stinney was executed by electric chair after an all-white jury trial had found him guilty of murdering two white girls: seven-year-old Mary Emma Thames and eleven-year-old Betty June Ficker.
He was born to Aimé and George Stinney Sr. He had two sisters: Aimé and Katherine, and two brothers: Charles and John. His father was a sawmill worker at Alcolu, South Carolina, where the incident occurred.
Murder Case and Trial Controversies
The murder victims’ bodies were retrieved from a ditch in Alcolu. It is believed that the girls sustained blunt trauma injuries.
Stinney’s defense lawyer did not present or cross-examine witnesses. The statement presented in court as Stinney’s confession, according to him, was forced out of him in return for food, having been starved for several days.
George Stinney Rank
George Stinney's Popularity
George Stinney is a famous American victim of wrongful trial, who was born on October 21, 1929. As a person born on this date, George Stinney is listed in our database as the 50th most popular celebrity for the day (October 21) and the 49th most popular for the year (1929).
People born on October 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. George Stinney is the 1460th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to George Stinney's birthday, George Stinney is the 9838th most famous American.
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