WAUSAU - A Wausau teen could face a jury in a murder trial next month.
15-year-old Dylan Yang is accused of stabbing and killing 13-year-old Isaiah Powell during a gang-related fight in late February.
Yang was in court Friday for a motion hearing. It's part of the judicial process where both the prosecutor and the defense file arguments that certain evidence or witnesses can't be used during trial.
Yang's lawyer did not have any motions filed Friday.
His lawyer said he hadn't gotten all of the copies of evidence and witness interviews he'd need to file motions for Yang.
"Immediately before going on the record, the state indicated to me that an earlier problem they were having copying some of these interviews has been solved," said Yang's defense lawyer Jay Kronenwetter. "I imagine that those interviews should be available to me right away."
The defense also said the District Attorney's Office is charging Yang a lot of money for copies.
"In order to obtain copies of written materials and these interviews, my client is expected to pay up front for these materials," says Kronenwetter. "That includes a $35 charge per DVD or CD."
The judge had wanted Yang's lawyer to be prepared Friday, especially since Yang requested a speedy trial. He ordered everything be done in the next few days.
"So what I'm going to do is I'm going to order you file all motions prior to the close of the business day on September 4th of this year. You're going to be devoting probably 100% of your time getting ready for this hearing," said Marathon County Judge LaMont Jacobson. "If we're going to have a jury on [September] 28th, we're going to get this done and we're going to have motions determined far in advance of the trial so that depending on how the court rules on those motions, both the state and the defense are prepared to have the trial on September 28th."
The judge will rule on the arguments September 14th.
|Story By: Karolina Buczek