Third Circuit Court wants to know why Mychal Bell is still in adult jail

What a great way to end the day. Hours after 60,000 people marched in Jena, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals wants to know why Mychal Bell is still in jail.

Here’s the what the Associated Press had to say:

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) – A state appeals court has ordered a hearing on why one of the “Jena Six” defendants is still in jail, even though his conviction has been overtured.

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal last week reversed the second-degree battery conviction of 17-year-old Mychal Bell in the beating of a white schoolmate, saying he should not have been tried as an adult.

But Bell has remained in jail following the district attorney’s decision to appeal.

Bell was the first of six black teenagers to be tried in the beating at Jena High School, which followed the hanging of a noose on a tree. Thousands of protesters piled into Jena on Thursday to protest the charges.

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One Response

  1. I beleive, legally, he is still in jail as he is still charged with a crime. The judge is going to be holding a hearing on bail in a few days, but originally refused to lower his bond amount due to his prior history.

    I could be wrong, but that is what I read.

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