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Jena 6: Mychal Bell released, to face charges as juvenile

I've been offline for a while, but heard this great news. Mychal Bell from the Jena 6, originally charged with attempted murder for a schoolyard altercation was released today on $45,000 bail. He will be charged as a juvenile.  Screenshot via Joe S. at Americablog: 


District Attorney Reed Walters' decision to abandon adult charges means that Bell, who had faced a maximum of 15 years in prison on his aggravated second-degree battery conviction last month, instead could be held only until he turns 21 if he is found guilty in juvenile court.

The conviction in adult court was thrown out this month by the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, which said Bell should not have been tried as an adult on that particular charge.

 

 

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