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excerpted from: Sheri Lynn Johnson, John H. Blume and Hannah L. Freedman , The Pre-Furman Juvenile Death Penalty in South Carolina: Young Black Life Was Cheap , 68 South Carolina Law Review 331-357, 334-340, 356-357 (Spring, 2017) (133 Footnotes Omitted) (FULL ARTICLE).
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Four fourteen year olds black and poor--were convicted and sentenced to death. Two were executed legally, one was lynched following an appellate reversal, and the fourth had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment. . . .