George Stinney was just 14 when he was arrested and charged will killing two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina a segregated mill town about 45 miles southeast of Columbia.

George Stinney was arrested convicted and executed within three months with no appeal. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

Judge Mullen took about four times longer to issue her ruling as it  did in 1944 to go from arrest to execution. Read the story here at