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COPY-Wausau teen in fatal stabbing ruled competent

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A court hearing to decide whether to prosecute a 13-year-old boy in juvenile court in the killing of another teen will take place in July after a judge ruled Wednesday that the boy is competent, according to online Marathon County court records.

Dylan Yang is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the fatal stabbing of 13-year-old Isaiah Powell on a street near downtown Wausau Feb. 27.

Based on a doctor's report, Circuit Judge Jill Falstad ruled that Yang could understand the court proceedings so the prosecution could proceed, court records said. She set July 2 for a so-called reverse waiver hearing, where Yang will contend that the case should be moved to juvenile court, where punishments are less severe.

Authorities say 10 teenagers who attend school in Wausau were involved in the stabbing incident that happened outside Yang's house.

Prosecutors say Yang stabbed Powell twice in the back as Powell fought with another teen after some shots were fired from a BB gun.

Police say the juveniles had a dispute over social media earlier that evening.

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