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Mychal Bell Conviction Thrown Out

September 15, 2007

From CNN:

(CNN) — A Louisiana appeals court Friday vacated the
remaining conviction of a teenager accused in a violent, racially
charged incident in Jena, Louisiana, his attorney said.

Bob Noel
said the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lake Charles threw out the
conviction for second degree battery against Mychal Bell, saying the
charges should have been brought in juvenile court.

"We’re happy now, but tomorrow is another day," Noel told reporters.

future of the case against Bell is up to the district attorney, who
must decide whether to refile the charges in juvenile court, Noel said.

Mark my words.  If left in the hands of this District Attorney, this will be the beginning of a long battle for the family of Mychal Bell.

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