A group of Monroe defense lawyers have taken on the appeal of Mychal Bell, one of six black high school students known as the Jena six, convicted last month of beating a white fellow student.

Louis Scott, Bob Noel, Peggy Sullivan and Lee Perkins have agreed to work on Bell's post-conviction matters in a case and trial Scott described as fraught with errors.

"Almost always when you have an unfair result, somewhere down the line you had an unfair process," Scott said.