Charges Dropped for One of 'Jena Six'

It almost came down to the wire. 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, a...Full Story
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