Law school to discuss latest in black teen's 1944 execution

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Posted: Aug 26, 2016 9:34 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Faculty and students at the Charleston School of Law are scheduled to discuss a new development in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

A news release says school president Ed Bell, faculty and students are slated to discuss the case Friday.

George Stinney was 14 when he was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 - all in the span of about three months and without an appeal.

A state judge in 2014 tossed out the conviction saying a grave injustice had been done. Miller Shealy, a faculty member at the law school, worked with Stinney's family to get the conviction overturned.