George Stinney, Jr. memorial gets a new face


ACOLU, S.C. (WACH/WCIV) -- The memorial for George Stinney, Jr., the youngest person executed in the U.S. this century, has a new face. His.

Stinney, a 14-year-old boy whose murder conviction was overturned by Judge Carmen Mullen{}{}in December -- some 70 years after he was executed by the crime -- continues to be remembered by family members who maintained his innocence all this time.{}

The memorial, known as the Hope Stone, was redone to include Stinney's face. Family members said they want everyone to know Stinney's story so it won't be repeated.{}

"We feel honored that Judge Mullen went along with the case," said Irene Lawson-Hill, a cousin of Stinney's.{}"She knew from all the things that were presented to her, which wasn't 1944, that this young man did not have a fair trial."

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