Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Echoes of "Jena 6"

Oh, yah.

After beating someone unconscious, and being feted on some obscure BET awards show...

A teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest and was taken to the hospital Monday, days after his arrest on a shoplifting charge, police said.

Mychal Bell's wound isn't life threatening, said Monroe Police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten. The 18-year-old used a .22-caliber firearm in the shooting around 7:40 p.m., she said.

Wooten believes Bell was upset over media coverage of the arrest last week."I think he was upset over the incident ... and didn't want to be in the news again," she said.

Shoplifting and failed self-execution WILL get you in the news again, Mychal.

HT: Gateway

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