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"Jena 6" Teen Has Verdict Vacated

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"Jena 6" Teen Has Verdict Vacated

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"Jena 6" Teen Has Verdict Vacated

"Jena 6" Teen Has Verdict Vacated

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Mychal Bell, one of six black teens arrested for allegedly attacking a white classmate in Jena, La., has had both of his convictions in the case thrown out. A Louisiana judge ruled that Bell, a minor at the time of the crime, should not have been tried as an adult.

For more, host Farai Chideya talks with Tina Jones, mother of Bryant Purvis, the last of the Jena 6 to be arraigned.

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