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    Black teenage cleared after 70 years of his execution

    He convicted in 1944 for murder of white 7 and 11-years girls

    Baku. 18 December. REPORT.AZ/ After seven decades, a black 14-year-old boy has been cleared of murder. In 1944, George Stinney was convicted of murdering two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina, Report informs citing "Haberturk" newspaper.
    He was executed via the electric chair after his white lawyer called no witnesses and performed no cross-examinations.
    Judge Carmen Mullen vacated the conviction against Stinney on Wednesday.
    In January, a judge agreed to hear new testimony and arguments in the case.
    At a hearing that month, Solicitor Ernest "Chip" Finney III argued the conviction should stand.
    "They weren't trying to railroad every black person associated with Alcolu and these little girls. They made a determination based on facts we don't have today that George Stinney should be detained," Finney said.
    But an attorney arguing on behalf of Stinney said the state handled the case so badly that it merited another look.

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