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Group rallies for Kenosha DA to drop charges against Chrystul Kizer in alleged sex trafficker murder

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Supporters for Chrystul Kizer, 19, rallied against Kenosha County's district attorney Wednesday night.

Kizer faces life in prison, charged with killing her alleged sex trafficker when she was 17.

“My only thing is I want my child home and it’s messed up how everything happened," Kizer's mother Devore Taylor said to a crowd at UW-Parkside.

She’s standing just outside District Attorney Michael Graveley's criminal law class, at the university, asking him to, in her eyes, do the right thing.

“And he’s trying to sweep the whole problem under the rug but it’s so much more bigger than just her," Taylor said.

“No justice, no peace! No justice, no peace!” the crowd of student-led protesters shouted outside Graveley's class.

The Students for a Democratic Society's (SDS) rally is to get charges dropped against Kizer.

She’s charged with first-degree intentional homicide and arson in the 2018 death of Randall Volar, III.

Prosecutors say she planned the murder, but her supporters maintain she’s a victim of sex trafficking.

“Chrystul deserves to live a free life. She deserves to heal from these atrocities," Lana Akindes, organizer with SDS said.

On Facebook, the District Attorney defended his office and wrote he could not condone “vigilante justice”.

He wrote that a sexual assault prosecutor was working with police to build a case against Volar, and believes the truth will come out in court.

Kizer’s supporters want the truth too, and also want her freed.

“She should not be prosecuted, so call on District Attorney Graveley to drop the charges!” Kat Miller, SDS organizer, said.

Kizer’s next court date is a pretrial hearing Thursday morning.

Her trial is scheduled to start March 16th.



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