Jena 6 defendant released on bail

Jena 6 defendant released on bail
By DOUG SIMPSON
The Associated Press

JENA, La. (AP) — Mychal Bell exited the courthouse, free for the first time in 10 months. He was cheered by a crowd that included the Rev. Al Sharpton.

But Bell’s case is far from over: he’s due back in court next week.

The prosecution of Bell, one of the black teenagers known as the Jena Six, led to a massive civil rights demonstration last week, bringing activists Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King III to this tiny central Louisiana town.

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