10 kids SUFFERED from THE DEATH PENALTY
It seems that juveniles are subjected to more inflated demands than to adults. It has been scientifically proven that the prefrontal cortex of the human brain, responsible for planning, impulse control and prediction of consequences, is finally formed only by the age of 25. Although the execution of minors was prohibited by various international treaties, the United States most recently abandoned it. Only in 2005, considering the case of “Roper versus Simmons“, the US Supreme Court determined the death penalty of minors, as a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.
10. HENA AKHTER, 14 YEARS – PONESELA PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT HAS BEEN RAPE
Residents of the ShariatPhar district of Bangladesh in 2011 found guilty of adultery teenage girl. Hena was accused of romance with a married man. The girl’s family insisted that she was raped by a man. Hena was sentenced to 101 lashes in front of the public.
Although this is not a death sentence, still more than a child can withstand. She fainted after the first 70 strokes. A week later she died in the hospital, not recognizing guilt completely. Strangely enough, according to the autopsy report, the organs of Hena were not affected. Her death was considered a suicide.
9. MICHAEL AND ANNE HAMMOND, 7 AND 11 RELEVANTLY – UKRAINA BREAD
Some death sentences on juvenile cases are particularly cruel. In 1708, Michael and his sister were hanged. He is considered the youngest person ever executed in the UK. He was 7 years old.
What is the crime? Theft of bread. The execution was described by William Richards in the work “The History of Lynn,” as “extraordinary and excessive severity on the part of the judges.”
8. John Dean, 8 YEARS OLD – FIRE FROM SARAI
In judicial documents, it is described as “a child of 8-9 years”. In 1629, John Dean was executed in England for arson. He was found guilty of setting fire to two sheds in the city of Windsor, and he was hanged. The fire did not cause death or injury. Nevertheless, on one day a charge was brought, a court session was held, and a young criminal was convicted.
The judge decided that the child was moved by “anger, revenge, dexterity and cunning.” The law of England prescribed criminal responsibility from the age of seven. Until 1963, the age was increased to 8. Then to 10 years.
7. HANNA Oakyush, 12 YEARS – THE LITTLE OF THE STOLEN PERSONS IN AMERICA
Hannah Oakyush became a little girl, whose life was tragically cut short in America. In 1786, she killed another child. Was executed by hanging. Today it is assumed that she had mental disorders. Hannah argued with the daughter of a well-known white family for strawberries. Then she killed her.
Young mother Hannah sent to New London, Connecticut, live in a white family. It is assumed that earlier she and her brother attacked another child, and robbed him. They were arrested, and they imposed debt obligations. When the body of the young Eunice Bowles was found on the side of the road, the investigators questioned Hannah, who denied involvement in the murder.
In the end, she was taken to the house, where the body was laid. Hannah burst into tears and confessed to a perfect crime. The court determined that the murder was an act of revenge by Eunice, who complained that Hannah had taken her strawberries.
6. Giovanni di Giovanni, 15 YEARS – ACCUSED OF NONTRADITIONAL ORIENTATION
About Giovanni di Giovanni little is known. He is the youngest ever executed for non-traditional orientation. Giovanni lived in Italy in the 12th century. At the age of 15, the boy was accused of being “a public, passive homosexual.”
As punishment, Giovanni was marching in the back seat to the “place of justice”, the Franciscan Basilica in Santa Croce, where he was publicly neutered. After mutilating a member with a red-hot iron, he died.
5. ALICE GLASHTON, 11 YEARS – CRIME COMPOSITION UNKNOWN
English public law determined the age of punishment from 7 years. In 1545, Alice was a young English girl. She died at the age of 11.
Her grave was found by Sir Thomas Butler, Vicar Mach-Wenlock in Shropshire. The actual evidence of the crime is lost for history. Writer Paul Evans in October 2014 presented the work “Child-ghost” to the public. According to his story on the radio, there was a performance that covered the events of that time.
4. MARIA, 13 YEARS – PUNISHED FOR THE MURDER OF THE CHILD’S CHILD
Maria was a 13-year-old slave in Missouri. She was found guilty of murdering a two-year-old white child. Hanging in 1838. The owner of Mary, John Abraham, appointed her to nurse her daughter, Venus Jane. When the body of Vienna Jane was found in a nearby river, Mary was accused of murder. The child received a blow to the head. Then he was thrown into the water, where he drowned.
Only after she was tied to a log, and the sheriff threatened to beat, Maria confessed to the murder. The girl was convicted of
murder. The judge took note of the young age and consulted with the jury. No evidence was found of the innocence of the young slave. She should have known that murder was a crime. In 1838 in Missouri, the jury ruled and sentenced the child to death.
3. JAMES ARSEN, 10 YEARS – THE STONE DESTROYED THE HEAD OF THE SWEDISH SETTLER
In 1885 in Arkansas, Cherokee James Arsene was hanged for a crime committed at the age of 10 years. In fact, the crime was committed in 1872. James and William Parchmill, who was older, shot a Swedish settler six times, struck a skull with a stone, stole his shoes and money for about $ 5 by today’s standards.
After the arrest and sentencing for murder and robbery, they fled and hid for 13 years. When they were caught, justice triumphed quickly.
2. FORTYUN FERGYUSON, 13 YEARS OLD – SENTENCED TO THE DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPE
In 1977, in the Cocker v. Georgia case, the US Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was an “excessive punishment” for rape. Consequently, violates the eighth amendment to the Constitution. Earlier sentences were carried out.
Among them, the sentence of 13-year-old Fortyun Ferguson in 1927. The youngest man executed in the United States in the twentieth century. Ferguson, of African-American descent, lived in Florida. He was found guilty of raping an 8-year-old girl in 1925. They executed in an electric chair.
1. GEORGE STINNey JUNIOR, 14 YEARS OCCASION ON THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR MURDER
In 1944, 14-year-old Stinney Jr., of African American descent, from South Carolina was sentenced to death for killing two young girls. He was accused of murder after discovering the bodies of girls forcibly beaten with iron crutches. Stinney was seen the day before. He collected flowers with victims.
The police separated the child from her parents. After numerous interrogations, the teenager confessed to the crime. The jury consisted of whites. In just 10 minutes, a conviction was pronounced. The appeal was denied. He was sentenced to death in an electric chair. Stinney was short. He had to sit down on a phone book in an electric chair so that the verdict was carried out.
Incredibly, the verdict was canceled at the end of 2014. Judge Carmen Mullins noted that the lawyer did not defend the boy, and his confession was just the result of police coercion. There were also no material evidence and an alibi. The death penalty of a 14-year-old boy is called a cruel and unusual punishment. Unfortunately, for Stinney and his family, the decision was late for 70 years.