WEST ALLIS - Craig Stingley just launched an online petition. More than 400 people have signed on in support. It's been nearly a year since his son, 16-year-old Corey Stingley, died after being restrained in a convenience store just blocks from their West Allis home.
Last December, three men held Stingley down after a clerk caught the teen shoplifting alcohol. The boy died two weeks later.
Just days ago, Corey's father posted the petition calling specifically for second degree reckless homicide charges against those three men.
The dad writes, 'they need to be punished for killing a kid with brute force and choking the life from his body.'
On Wisconsin Tonight last month, Craig Stingley talked about his son's death.
"There was too much force exerted," Stingley told Mike Jacobs and Carole Meekins. "It wasn't necessary. Three grown men. It wasn't necessary."
TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned that prosecutors recently met with the teen's father about what charges - if any - might be filed against the men. Some close to the case anticipate a final charging decision soon.