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Marathon County struggles with housing teen charged as adult

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WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A 15-year-old charged as an adult in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old boy in central Wisconsin is being housed at an adult facility.

But the Daily Herald Media reports it wasn't an easy decision for Marathon County officials because of his age.

Dylan Yang was ordered Thursday to stand trial in the adult court system in the death of 13-year-old Isaiah Powell on Feb. 27.

Since Powell's death, Yang has been shuffled between the county's juvenile detention center and the jail as officials determined where the law required him to be held.

Marathon County Jail Administrator Sandra La Du-Ives says they ultimately decided to house him in an adult facility. But she says the law requires he be isolated from adults.

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