Mychal Bell Pleads Guilty to Battery

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Mychal Bell pleaded guilty to battery charges yesterday for the 2006 beating of a classmate:

Mychal Bell, 17, originally was charged as an adult with attempted murder in the beating of Justin Barker in December 2006. That charge was reduced before a jury convicted him in June of aggravated second-degree battery. An appeals court threw that verdict out in September and ordered Bell retried as a juvenile.

Under his deal, Bell pleaded guilty Monday to a juvenile charge of second-degree battery in return for an 18-month sentence, with credit for 10 months he already has served. Bell had faced being placed in a juvenile facility until his 21st birthday.

Although he has about eight months left to serve for the beating of Barker, Bell is currently serving a separate 18-month sentence for previous unrelated juvenile charges. He has about 16 months left on that sentence, which will run at the same time as the sentence in the Barker case. Bell also must pay court costs plus $935 to Barker’s family, testify should his co-defendants in the Barker attack stand trial, undergo counseling and be reintegrated into the school system.

Via Associated Press

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  • BLACKBERT

    This dude better not F up like them Jena 6 dudes posing with some cash money. Hopefully actually serving some hard time straightened this guy out. He got lucky he wasn’t tried as an adult. He’s had numerous run-ins with the law before this and the degree to which he beat this dude up is why he got tried as an adult in the first place. Take this dude out the hood and put him in the burbs, hopefully he won’t F up.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mscandace00 Candace

    First?? wtf

  • LIsa

    First ha ha

  • Curly Fries

    first?!

  • DROCK

    THIS BOY GOT CHARGES ON TOP OF CHARGES…HE BETTER NOT GET CAUGHT “JAY” WALKING IN JENA CAUSE THAT WILL GET HIM ANOTHER SIX MONTHS!!!

  • Bahama Mama

    Well it could have been worse.

  • davide

    So sorry for this young guy. But he was still seen on a celebrity and millionaire dating site named “SearchingMillionaire.com” last week. Seems he needed a rich mom.

  • FineAsWine

    I MEAN DAMN……….THEY MIGHT AS WELL RENAME THE EFFN JAIL AFTER HIM AND PLACE A STATUE OF HIM IN FRONT ,,,SINCE THEY WANNA SEE HIM THERE SO MUCH….

    HE DONE SPENT ENOUGH TIME IN THERE FOR ALL THOSE BOYS

  • Bahama Mama

    okay these damn dating sites r getting on my nerves…Does it LOOK like we need dates? LOL

  • tx fynest

    dam I think those charges are still steep for a school yard fight!

  • mami_Z

    Intergrated back into the school system? Ain’t he like 20, he better get a G.E.D. and quit playin’.

  • DROCK

    THEY MIGHT AS WELL RENAME THE EFFN JAIL AFTER HIM AND PLACE A STATUE OF HIM IN FRONT

    F.A.W. I THINK THEY DEDICATED CELL BLOCK 15 TO HIM….

  • independent magazine publisher

    this is what they call justice for a young black man? please….he barely got a slap on the wrist…the charges should have been dropped…period…pending where the altercations stemmed from….arrrrhhhhgggggg

  • FineAsWine

    DROCK

    I HOPE HE GOT CABLE IN THERE..

  • FineAsWine

    EFF JENA….I A SICK OF THIS BOYS LIFE BEING PLAYED WITH!!

  • Lovely and Amazing

    What kind of plea deal is this? Pedophiles and rapists get less time. I hope he moves far away from Jena when this is over.

  • DROCK

    GIRL HE GOT CABLE, DSL, A SUBSCRIPTION TO JET, A BOX OF PUFFS (WITH LOTION), A SUPERSIZE JAR OF VASALINE, SOME “UNFORGIVABLE” SOAP ON A ROPE. (SNIFFF) UMMM, IT SMELL GOOOOD!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    Hopefully the attention he has gotten effectively stopped the lifetime criminal he was on track to becoming. Maybe Rev. Al and Rev. Jesse will mentor him or get someone to do it.

  • JillyBean819

    What the article doesn’t state is that the entire court hearing was delayed because Al Sharpton needed to get a touch-up before being seen on camera. He can’t go out in public without getting those roots straightened.

  • Lady Architect

    I donno..I’d have to say he got a pretty good deal now that they charged him as a juvenile…I know people will jump on me for saying this but yes the system is crazy but we also can’t forget that he was part of the jumping…I know what the white boy did and i feel it is unfair that he didnt get tried for a hate crime, but sometimes we as african americans need to remember that the system is unfair, so we must watch the things that we do as “revenge” and taking things into our own hands. its like if some1 in your family was raped and you killed the person who did it…you can’t go to court and expect to not get a sentence…you can’t justify violence with more violence…so i think he got a secure deal and they are allowing him to run both sentences at the same time when honestly they couldve made him serve them seperately for seperate crimes.

  • Bernie

    This dude was arrested for times for various crimes before he even turned 16!!! So I hoped all this mess has taught him a lesson and I hope that his parents start doing a better job and get this young man some counselling because he clearly needs it. Please, please, stay out of trouble Mr. Bell.

  • FineAsWine

    DROCK U CRAZY,,,

    I HOPE THEY SERVE HIM SOME SKRIMPS AND STEAK TOO FROMTIME TO TIME…….OR BETTER YET GIVE HIM MENU OPTIONS

  • justme

    why why why why why???? its interesting how we can mess our lives up so quickly, sometimes people really need to think before they act! this is crazy

  • TOOTH DOC

    A MIND IS STILL A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!

  • WeSSide Eviscer8r

    the rev’s edges are perforated!

    the rev’s edges are perforated!

    warning: if u perm/press/straighten/texturize/relax ur hair, u too will have gnarled up, chewed on-looking edges.

    remember: S.O.E. SAVE OUR EDGES.

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