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Member of 'Jena Six' Strikes Plea Deal

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Member of 'Jena Six' Strikes Plea Deal

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Member of 'Jena Six' Strikes Plea Deal

Member of 'Jena Six' Strikes Plea Deal

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Mychal Bell, one of the "Jena Six," has accepted a plea bargain as one of six black teenage boys accused of beating a white classmate after a series of racially-motivated incidents in Louisiana. The case has drawn national attention, including a recent rally in September.

Chicago Tribune reporter Howard Witt and Louis Scott, an attorney for Bell, explain details of the plea and what it could mean for the remaining five defendants.

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