He was executed by the state of South Carolina seventy-two years ago, today.
He was fourteen years old and ninety pounds but was convicted for killing two girls and dumping their bodies.
It took the all-white, all-male jury ten minutes to decide his fate.
Besides a completely botched trial that violated amendments and made due process impossible, Stinney had no witnesses called on his behalf and his appointed defense was a tax commissioner who was running for local office...
The straps and headgear for the electric chair didn't even fit Stinney.