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True crime podcast takes a look at George Stinney case

WLTX anchor Darci Strickland talks about the case on a new true crime podcast.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A True Crime Chronicles podcast about the life, trial and execution of 14-year-old George Stinney, Jr. from Clarendon County is now available.

TEGNA-owned Vault Studios produces True Crime Chronicles, a weekly podcast which often pulls information from local stations, including WLTX. 

The latest podcast tells the story of the George Stinney, a 14-year-old Black boy from Alcolu who was executed in 1944. Stinney was charged with the deaths of two White girls from the town. His murder trial lasted less than a day, and all 12 jurors were white men.  

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"Why? Why? She was such a good person. It is disbelief, I think in a... lot of ways. A numb, numb feeling that has never gone away." In our latest episode a murder victim's son shares the story of the crime, the hunt for the killer and the impact it had on those who loved his mother.

Seventy years later, a judge threw out the conviction, saying she found "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process" in the 1944 prosecution of the teen.

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WLTX has done many stories about the case over the years. When Vault Studios began searching for answers and contacts in order to tell the story, they called longtime News 19 anchor Darci Strickland. You can hear her account of covering Stinney's case 70 years later and what it meant to his family to have his conviction vacated.

A link to the podcast can be found here.

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