Mychal Bell, 17, originally was charged as an adult with attempted murder in the beating of Justin Barker in December 2006. That charge was reduced before a jury convicted him in June of aggravated second-degree battery.
The charges against Bell and five other black students, who became known as the "Jena Six," led to a civil-rights demonstration in Jena in September.
Oh, race, that's right.
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