US court probes 70-year-old murder trial

Supporters of a black teen executed for the murder of two white girls in 1944 say the trail was unfair and racist.

    A US court will decide if a 14-year-old black boy executed for murder in 1944 was given a fair trial.

    A judge has been hearing from supporters of George Stinney, who say his conviction was pushed through a racist justice system, despite a lack of evidence.

    The bodies of 11-year-old Betty June Binniker and seven-year-old Mary Emma Thames were found in a ditch in the town of Alcolu, Soth Carolina in 1944.

    Within hours, 14-year-old George Stinney was arrested by police who claimed the teenager gave an oral confession, but there is no record of that.

    Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.