ALCOLU, SC (WIS) - Seventy years after the youngest person in history was executed for murder South Carolina, his family is looking to re-open the case.
On March 24, 1944, 7-year-old Mary Emma Thames and 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker were murdered. Stinney was taken into custody the next day.
Binnicker's nieces say the only injustice is that they never got to know their aunt.
"They had no choice in how they died and he did," said Bailey Dyches. "And I think justice was served, according to the laws in 1944 when this happened."
Hundreds of people wrote letters to then Gov. Olin Johnston. Most asking for a stay of execution, with others calling for the punishment.
"I don't think somebody that was found guilty of a murder like he committed should be exonerated for any reason," Geddings said. "And with him being gone as long as he's been gone, I think it's foolishness."