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Dylan Yang sentenced to 13 years in prisonSubmitted: 10/19/2016
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

Dylan Yang sentenced to 13 years in prison
WAUSAU -
A judge sentenced Dylan Yang to 30 years. 13 years will be in prison, 17 years on extended supervision.




A 16-year-old boy convicted in a fatal stabbing in Wausau will learn his sentence today.

A jury found Dylan Yang guilty in March of first-degree reckless homicide. Yang stabbed 13-year-old Isaiah Powell during a suspected gang confrontation in Wausau in February 2015.


In the state's closing argument, prosecutors pointed out that Yang had the knife ready before Powell and his friends showed up at his home.

The defense argued that Yang was trying to protect himself and a friend on the night of the killing.

Yang testified during his trial that he stabbed Powell, but he said he thought Powell had a real gun--not a BB gun.

Sentencing is underway now at the Marathon County Courthouse.

Newswatch 12's Stephanie Haines is there, and we'll tell you how the sentence came down, tonight on Newswatch 12.

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