JUSTICE DELAYED

Retrial Sought in 1944 Murder Case

Seven decades after African-American George Stinney Jr. was put to death for the murders of two white girls at the age of 14, attorneys in South Carolina argued Tuesday that there is new evidence for a retrial. Recently, Stinney's former cell mate said teen told him police coerced him into a confession. "This is a horrific case," defense lawyer Steven McKenzie said. "Whether justice is 70 years old or one year old or one month old, we think justice needs to be done.