This young black was only 14 years old at
the time of his execution by electric chair.
70 years later, his innocence has just been
officially recognized by a judge in South
From his trial to the execution room, the boy
always had his Bible in his hands while
claiming his innocence.
George was unfairly accused of murdering
two White girls (Betty 11 and Mary 7), whose
bodjes had been found not far from the
house where the boy and his parents lived.
At that time, all the members of the jury
were white. The trial lasted 2H30, and the
jury made the decision of his sentence afterjury made the decision of his sentence after
The boy’s parents, threatened, were barred
from taking part in the trial after being
ordered to leave the city.
Prior to his trial, George spent 81 days in
detention without the possibility of seeing
his parents for the last time.
He was imprisoned alone in his cell, 80
kilometers from his hometown.
His hearing of the facts was done alone,
without the presence of his parents or a
George’s electrocution charge was 5,380
volts on his head. We let you imagine what
such an electric shock can have on a young