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The Youngest Person Executed in America Was Only 12 Years Old

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With his family fleeing to safety, George endured 81 days incarcerated and a short trial all by himself. An ordeal for anyone, let alone a 14 year old teenager. When we say short trial, we mean short trial. The criminal trial of George Stinney lasted only 2 hours, with a conviction of the double homicide confirmed. He was sentenced to death, which was carried out later that year on 16 June, 1944 by electrocution. Reports from the time state that he carried a bible into the chamber with him, which he later used as a booster to fit the adult frame of the electric chair.

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