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Jena 6 Update: Mychal Bell Conviction Over Turned

MG Says: I have to say that I am proud of the young adults today of this so called lost, hip-hop generation. Although certain leaders have taken the spotlight on this issue, I know that young black bloggers aided in spreading the word, and was a strong force in bringing international attention to this case. [Source]

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Mychal Bell, 17, was scheduled to be sentenced next Thursday for his conviction in the beating of a white high school schoolmate. He was found guilty of aggravated battery last June by an all-white jury and faced up to 15 years in prison.

But a Louisiana appeals court ruled late Friday that Bell, who was 16 when he committed the crime for which he was charged, should not have been tried an adult. The three-judge panel overturned the conviction. Bell has been jailed without bail since his arrest.

 

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