November 8, 2007
Charges Reduced Against Jena Six Youth
Charges against Bryant Purvis, one of the Jena 6 youth, reduced to second degree aggravated battery. Purvis had faced attempted murder and conspiracy charges. Charges reduced against at least five of six Blacks charged in beating white youth last year. Charges against the sixth youth, Jesse Ray Beard, who was 14 at the time of the alleged crime, are unavailable because he's a juvenile.