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