Thursday, November 08, 2007


Charges Reduced for Last Jena Six Member source

Charges were reduced Wednesday for Bryant Purvis, the last of six Jena, La., youths accused of attacking a white schoolmate in December, following several weeks of racial tension in the tiny, rural town.
Purvis, 18, now faces charges of aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, said his attorney Darrell Hickman. A trial date has been set for March 2008.
The charges carry a maximum possible sentence of 22 years, Hickman told Earlier charges that had included attempted second-degree murder carried a possible maximum sentence of 75 years imprisonment upon conviction.

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