Hundreds rallied in Wassau, Winsconsin, in support of a 16-year-old boy who was found guilty in the 2015 stabbing death of another boy, NBC News reports.
Organizers of the “Save our Children community peach march” spoke out Tuesday about community violence, school bullying and called for improvements in the city’s schools and courts.
Charged as an adult, Yang was found guilty in March of first-degree reckless homicide of 13-year-old Isaiah Powell. Powell had reportedly gone to Yang’s home with friends and a BB gun after a Facebook argument, according to NBC affiliate WJFW. Yang stabbed Powell twice with a kitchen knife.
Those attending called for leniency for Yang.
Yang faces up to 60 years in prison and will be sentenced on July 12.