Who is Kyle Rittenhouse? Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old American who shot and killed two demonstrators at a racial justice protest last year in Kenosha, Wis.,
Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict: not Guilty
Updated News: Jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday 19 November 2021, declared Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts, capping off an intense trial surrounding the deadly unrest in that city last summer.
Rittenhouse spokesperson Dave Hancock told Fox News that “it’s clear as day” Rittenhouse “defended himself.”
“I believe they were cerebral and they thought about every piece of the jury instructions,” he said. “So, justice was done for Kyle. He gets to live life as a free young man.”
Who is Kyle Rittenhouse?
Kyle Rittenhouse, who is from Antioch, Ill., he first came to public attention after several videos posted on social media from Aug. 25, 2020, showed him armed with a gun and running at the site of the shooting. At one point, he can be heard in a video saying, “I just killed somebody,” according to a complaint filed by the Kenosha County District Attorney.
Kyle Rittenhouse was charged 2 days later and could face life in prison if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.
What Lawyers of Mr. Rittenhouse said?
Lawyers for Mr. Rittenhouse have said that his actions were self-defense against angry protesters. Last year, attorney John Pierce said on Twitter that the teen was “a Minuteman protecting his community when the government would not.”
“More American men should fulfill their duty,” said Mr. Pierce. “He is a shining example of the American fighting spirit.”
What did Kyle Rittenhouse say on the stand?
Mr. Rittenhouse took the stand in his own defense Wednesday 10 November 2021, testifying that the first person he killed last summer had threatened his life twice and had his hand on the barrel of his gun when he shot him.
“If I catch any of you f—ers, I’m going to f—ing kill you,” Mr. Rittenhouse said Joseph Rosenbaum told him and one other person earlier that evening.
Mr. Rittenhouse broke down in tears as he testified, prompting the judge to call for a 10-minute recess. [Also Read: Who is Scott Fairlamb? US Capitol rioter who sentenced 41 months in prison]
“I went there to provide first aid,” Mr. Rittenhouse testified, ticking off medical supplies he had brought along. He said he is currently studying nursing in college classes online.
After the recess, Mr. Rittenhouse said that he was attempting to put out a fire set by people that night when he was approached by a man with a handgun. Mr. Rittenhouse said he attempted to flee, but encountered Mr. Rosenbaum, who was unarmed. The other man told Mr. Rosenbaum to get him and kill him, so Mr. Rittenhouse ran away, he testified.
As he ran through a parking lot chased by Mr. Rosenbaum, Mr. Rittenhouse said, he heard a shot coming from directly behind him and his escape was blocked by other people in the lot, so he turned to face Mr. Rosenbaum.
As Mr. Rosenbaum continued coming toward him, Mr. Rittenhouse said he felt his hand on the barrel of the gun.
“I shot him,” Mr. Rittenhouse said, adding that he had fired four times.
Mr. Rittenhouse testified that people were threatening him after the shooting, so he began to head toward police lines to turn himself in. He said he later shot and killed Anthony Huber, who had struck him with a skateboard twice and was trying to pull away his gun when he fired a single shot. He also shot and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who said on the stand that he was pointing a handgun toward Mr. Rittenhouse when Mr. Rittenhouse fired the shot.
Mr. Rittenhouse attempted to turn himself in to police but was turned away, according to video and testimony by police. Officers later testified that they thought there was still an active shooter at the scene and that Mr. Rittenhouse didn’t behave like he was attempting to surrender, so they let him go.
He later went home to Antioch, where he turned himself in.
Prosecutors asked Mr. Rittenhouse if he intended to kill each of the people he shot. Mr. Rittenhouse said he was trying to stop the people who were attacking him.
Kyle Rittenhouse Age, Biography, Wiki, Girlfriend, family and more
|Full Name||Kyle Rittenhouse|
|Age||18 year old(as of 2021)|
|Date of Birth||2003|
|Birth Place||Antioch, United States|
|Education||Studying Nursing (Online)|
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Who is Kyle Rittenhouse?
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old American who shot and killed two demonstrators at a racial justice protest last year in Kenosha, Wis.