Kyle Rittenhouse

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Rittenhouse Judge Made an Unusual Move With Jury

Defendant pulled numbers of alternates from a raffle drum

(Newser) - The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial had its first day of deliberations in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday, and it got off to an unusual start. Judge Bruce Schroeder had the defendant pull slips of paper from a raffle drum to determine which six of the 18 people who had been...

Kenosha Braces for Rittenhouse Verdict

Business owners expect trouble whichever way the verdict goes

(Newser) - The fate of Kyle Rittenhouse is now in the jury's hands —and residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin are braced for trouble whether the teen is found guilty or not. Rittenhouse killed two men and wounded a third during unrest in the city in Aug. 2020 after a white police...

Judge Gives Rittenhouse Jury Instructions

Don't listen to outside opinions, Schroeder says, even a president's

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse's fate is up to the jurors now, Judge Bruce Schroeder told them Monday evening, saying their job is to "determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty as to each of the offenses charged or submitted." A prosecutor had the last word during the...

Judge Dismisses Rittenhouse Gun Charge

Closing arguments begin in Kenosha trial

(Newser) - Before closing arguments began in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse Monday, the judge dismissed the charge that had been seen as most likely to result in a conviction. Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old when he killed two men and wounded a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was on...

Kyle Rittenhouse Judge's Odd Joke Is Not Going Over Well

People are calling it anti-Asian

(Newser) - The judge at Kyle Rittenhouse's intentional homicide trial made an ill-advised joke before the court's lunch break Thursday. "I hope the Asian food isn't coming... isn't on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor," said Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder. CNN...

Testimony Ends in Rittenhouse Trial
Testimony Ends
in Rittenhouse Trial

Testimony Ends in Rittenhouse Trial

Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday

(Newser) - The defense wrapped up its case Thursday in the Wisconsin homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, clearing the way for closing arguments to be made Monday. Each side will have 2½ hours for its presentation, CNN reports. The prosecution had rested on Tuesday. If he's found guilty of the most...

Rittenhouse Takes the Stand, Sobs
Rittenhouse Defense
Asks Judge for Mistrial

Rittenhouse Defense Asks Judge for Mistrial

'I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself,' teen testifies

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the defense request for a mistrial. Kyle Rittenhouse's defense team asked the judge to declare a mistrial Wednesday after the teen took the stand in his trial in Kenosha. Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi accused lead prosecutor Thomas Binger of "prosecutorial overreach"...

Prosecution Rests Its Case in Rittenhouse Trial

Pathologist says teen shot man 4 times at close range

(Newser) - The first man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was shot at a range of just a few feet and had soot injuries that could indicate he had his hand over the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle, a pathologist testified Tuesday. But it was unclear from video...

Rittenhouse Shooting Victim Wore Hat That Read 'Medic'

Shooting victim Gaige Grosskreutz testifies

(Newser) - Gaige Grosskreutz says he went to the racial-justice protest in the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, that fateful Aug. 25, 2020, night to serve as a volunteer medic. Once there, he ended up getting shot and seriously wounded in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse. At Rittenhouse's murder trial Monday, Grosskreutz...

Judge Boots Rittenhouse Juror Over Joke

White retiree joked to court officer about police shooting of Jacob Blake

(Newser) - A juror in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial was dismissed Thursday after a court security officer reported that the man told a joke about the police shooting of Jacob Blake , which set off protests in the Wisconsin city where Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three people. Kenosha County Circuit Judge...

Kyle Rittenhouse Opening Statements Paint 2 Different Pictures

Trial of teen accused of killing 2 during Kenosha protests gets underway

(Newser) - Jurors heard starkly different portrayals of Kyle Rittenhouse—instigator or victim—in opening statements at his trial Tuesday on charges of shooting three people on the streets of Kenosha during a turbulent protest against racial injustice, the AP reports. A prosecutor said Rittenhouse set the bloodshed in motion when he...

Kyle Rittenhouse&#39;s Fate Hinges on Self-Defense
Kyle Rittenhouse's
Trial Hinges on
One Question
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Kyle Rittenhouse's Trial Hinges on One Question

Did he act in self-defense when he fatally shot 2 men in Kenosha?

(Newser) - The Kyle Rittenhouse case is a politically volatile one, but the homicide trial that begins Monday in Kenosha, Wis., will focus on a relatively straightforward question: Did he act in self-defense? If the jury doesn't think so, the 18-year-old from Illinois faces life in prison for killing two men...

Men Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Can't Be Called 'Victims': Judge

But they can be called 'looters'

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse's trial starts Monday, and you won't hear the two men he fatally shot during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, referred to as "victims." The judge in the case has a standard policy barring people from being called "victims" until an actual conviction, USA Today...

Man Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Sues: Cops Enabled This

Gaige Grosskreutz blames city officials, authorities

(Newser) - A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration, the AP reports. Rittenhouse...

Rittenhouse Case: a 'Vivid Metaphor' for Polarized America

'New Yorker' piece looks at 'opportunists' who hijacked Kenosha suspect's narrative

(Newser) - As Kyle Rittenhouse awaits his November trial for opening fire at an August 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wis., killing two men and injuring a third, the Kenosha News offers two different depictions of the 18-year-old: "Black Lives Matter [supporters] have painted him as a trigger-happy white supremacist," while...

Virginia Cop Fired After Giving $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse

Norfolk PD cited the 'egregious' comments of support that accompanied the donation

(Newser) - A Virginia police lieutenant is out of a job over his support of Kyle Rittenhouse. Lt. William Kelly III's name first emerged Friday in a report by the Guardian on a hack that revealed some personal data tied to donors to Rittenhouse via Christian crowdfunding website GiveSendGo. A $25...

Judge Says Rittenhouse Doesn't Need to Be Arrested

'After what this town has been through in the last six months I don’t want any more problems'

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse doesn't need to be arrested again, his bail doesn't need to be increased, and he doesn't have to publicly disclose his whereabouts, a judge in Wisconsin decided Thursday. Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder rejected prosecutors' request to issue an arrest warrant for the 18-year-old,...

Prosecutors Don't Know Where Kyle Rittenhouse Is

They say accused Kenosha shooter has not provided current address

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August, is currently free on $2 million bail. But now prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Rittenhouse, who turned 18 in January, and are asking for another $200,000...

Mom Told Rittenhouse to Delete Social Media After Shooting

'Chicago Tribune' obtained hours of footage of the two of them at the Antioch police station

(Newser) - Four hours of footage captured Kyle Rittenhouse and his mother in a police station interrogation room just hours after he shot and killed two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Chicago Tribune reports the footage shows what the at-times distressed pair was concerned with: social media and PTSD. The newspaper obtained...

Rittenhouse Given New Bond Terms After Day of Drinking

He can't hang out with white supremacists anymore

(Newser) - Accused Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse saw his bond terms changed on Friday after prosecutors alleged he left his Jan. 5 arraignment and went to a Wisconsin bar with his mom, where he was allegedly seen drinking and flashing white power hand signs, per TMJ4 in Milwaukee. The 18-year-old's updated...

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