JENA, La. (AP) — A black teenager whose prosecution in the beating of a white classmate prompted a massive civil rights protest here was released on bail Thursday.
Mychal Bell’s release came hours after a prosecutor confirmed that he will no longer seek an adult trial for the teen.
Bell, one of the six teenagers now known as the “Jena 6,” walked out of the LaSalle Parish courthouse Thursday afternoon, still facing trial as a juvenile in the December beating.
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