Jena 6 Mother Arrested

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Mychal Bell’s moms, Melissa Bell, was popped for contempt of court and charged with failure to pay child support:

The mother of former Jena 6 defendant Mychal Bell was arrested for contempt of court Monday night and charged with failure to pay child support.  Melissa Bell, 39, was being held at Louisiana’s Caldwell Parish Detention Center at press time, reports Her son was one of six black teenagers charged with attempted murder and conspiracy in connection with the beating of a white classmate at Jena High School in 2006.

Mychal Bell, the only one of the Jena 6 to have his case resolved, eventually pleaded guilty to battery in juvenile court and moved to Monroe. Bell was accused of shoplifting at a Pecanland Mall department store Dec. 24, and shot himself in the chest Dec. 29 as part of a self-described suicide attempt. On his new blog on the Web site, Bell recently said he expects to graduate from Carroll High School in May and attend a four-year university on a football scholarship.

Mom is setting such a good example for the children. Good luck, Mychal. SMH


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  • Mr. Kayro Syrup (Thick Dark and Sweet)

    Apples and trees – trees ain’t too far from the apples

  • Mr. Kayro Syrup (Thick Dark and Sweet)

    BTW – A Think Brotha is 1st

  • Melo

    She should know they’re gonna be on her.

  • miamivision

    is that news? why is nobody posting news about my deadbeat daddy? he owes some serious cash and he walking around like damn free man. i am calling the news station to take my story.

  • Pseudo Baby-hair.....(why does Young Dro SOUND like he stanks????)

    Damn these people…they ain’t moved yet?

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  • one_last_hurrah

    Yeah when Michael Baisden, and all the other hype peddlers made a “cause célèbre” (creole gandmom!) out of those clowns wanting to “sit under the white tree” (not ‘take computer science classes’ or ‘get an equal education’), I knew this bunch did not have their heads screwed on straight.

    Well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • Nigga Said

    I think she failed to pay support for her daughter Jena. If this case started in 2006 Jena must be about 9 years old now.

  • always knew

    Jena 6 mother and those kids, were criminals from day 1. Michael has been in so much trouble since Jena 6. Stealing from malls. Even after being guaranteed a scholarship, all he had to do was stay out of trouble….Did he do that? What an example, his mother is. Where was the father? Does she even know who the father is? Why do we let our kids run around unattended and why most do single blk women raise children that are morally bankrupt? The fathers are hardly ever involved. There’s no sense of accountability or responsibility. I am not happy abut the Jena incident. It seems like we stick up for the wrong thinsg and people, sometimes….

    This unfortunately, was one of those times 😦

  • always knew

    @ Pseudo Baby-hair…..(why does Young Dro SOUND like he stanks????)

    Damn these people…they ain’t moved yet?

    That’s my whole point. They won’t move, won’tgrow and won’t evolve. 20 years later, I’ll bet they will still be in the same spot….

  • Webster

    By the way, lets discuss the trailer park crackers that are never held accountable for their actions.

  • MiSsUndstOOd

    My heart really goes out to him. I pray that he has as strong shoulder to lean on. He is a young man going through soooo much and now this SMH…..again my heart goes out to you. Keep your head, 4real!!!!

  • 11:11

    The cops are going to give her a hard time just for being who she is. Racism is alive and well.

  • Tony

    @Marquis De Sade
    You were probably abused as a child, or your mother and father are sister and brother, whatever the case, it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility to get some help.

  • Desiree

    My tax dollars aint goin to another n1gga like her! GNR

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