WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — A 16-year-old Wausau teen convicted of killing a middle school student during a gang-related stabbing is scheduled to be sentenced in July.
During the one week trial earlier this month, Dylan Yang was found guilty of first degree reckless homicide in Feb. 2015 death of Isaiah Powell, 13. The jury deliberated less than three hours. Nearly three dozen witnesses testified, including Yang during the five-day trial.
Investigators said Powell, a Wausau 8th grader, died Feb. 27, 2015 from stab wounds to his lung, liver and vena cava.
Witnesses said it started with arguments on Facebook. Investigators said Yang was sitting on the porch of his house with some friends when Powell exited a vehicle and began shooting a BB gun at them.
When Powell started punching his friend, Yang went into his house, grabbed a knife and stabbed Powell in the back. Yang told investigators following the incident he thought the gun was real, but recanted those statements during his testimony.
He faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. The sentencing hearing has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on July 12.
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