Loved ones of Joel Acevedo demand justice as 1-year anniversary of his death approaches

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It was one year ago Monday, April 19, that 25-year-old Joel Acevedo suffered severe injuries at the home of former Milwaukee police officer Michael Mattioli.

Acevedo died six days later. Mattioli is charged in his death.

Monday night, Acevedo's family and friends gathered at Mattioli's former home near 45th and Cleveland to demand justice for Joel.

His father spoke passionately about fighting for his son.

"Today is the anniversary of my son's murder and I will not stay quiet and I will not step down," Jose Acevedo said. "I'm gonna keep fighting until every single person that was in this house, known and unknown, are gonna be held accountable."

Mattioli is facing a first-degree reckless homicide charge.

His trial date has not yet been set, though his case has a status hearing on April 28.

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