Mychal Bell no longer faces a trial that could have landed him in jail for a long time. He agreed to a plea bargain that garnered him 18 months in a juvenile facility, according to the local newspaper.
In a hearing Monday, Dec. 3, Bell admitted that he hit Justin Barker, knocking him unconscious, but his attorneys would not comment about what led up to the attack of the white student.
Bell has been ordered to pay more than $930 in restitution, court costs and Barker’s emergency room medical costs.
The Barkers have until today, Tuesday, Dec.4 to file a civil lawsuit against any of the students involved in the now famous Jena Six case.
This agreement has bearing on the other cases as Mychal if called upon to testify must answer “truthfully.”
What do you think? Should Mychal have accepted this plea agreement?