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Charge Reduced in Jena 6 Case

A meeting of the parents of the Jena 6 in Jena, La. Brent Stirton, Getty Images hide caption

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News Headlines: Sept. 5, 2007

The Associated Press: Conspiracy Charge Dropped Against Jena 6 Student — "A judge dropped one of two criminal charges against a black teen convicted of assaulting a white student in a racially-charged Louisiana school beating case. The dismissal of the conspiracy to commit aggravated second-degree battery charge means that Mychal Bell ... will face at most 15 years in prison instead of 22 1/2."

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