Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen gunman responsible for conducting the Kenosha killings, will stand murder trial.
The 17-year-old shot and killed two BLM protestors, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, on August 25. For this reason, the court ordered him to stand the murder trial for his wrongdoing.
On the other hand, Rittenhouse also shot and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz. Today, the teen is charged with homicide and attempts at homicide. Meanwhile, the high profile case is one that has plenty of citizens glued to their screens.
And for that reason, we’ve rounded up the most exclusive details on the recent events.
Kyle Rittenhouse ordered to stand murder trial
The 17-year-old gunman, Kyle Rittenhouse, who carried out the shooting of three BLM protestors in Kenosha, will stand trial.
Meanwhile, the recent decision sent plenty of heads turning.And that’s because many felt that the teen acted in self-defense.
However, the recent decision came as a surprise from Kenosha’s County Court Commissioner, Loren Keating. He announced how there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
At the same time, Rittenhouse from Illinois, received charges for homicide and attempts at homicide, as cited by media sources. In particular, the teen is responsible for conducting the fatal shootings that led to violence and unrest on August 25th.
The incident began as a peaceful protest for Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by the state’s police. However, the situation turned ugly, real soon, when Kyle stepped in.
The decision comes as a surprise to many
Meanwhile, the sudden decision that shocked plenty, came in the form of a hearing. It took place via an online meeting on Zoom. During the hearing, Kyle Rittenhouse and his lawyer were both present. However, the latter failed to defend his client.
Yes, the teen gunman’s lawyer wasn’t able to prove how his client acted in self-defense. At the same time, he failed to show the court how there wasn’t enough evidence to carry out an entire trial.
Rittenhouse tried to explain his side of the story on August 25th to the police. Here, he repeatedly mentions his acts of self-defense while protecting another person’s business. For this reason, he fired shots in self-defense.
The question of self-defense comes up again
Just last month, Kyle Rittenhouse celebrated his temporary moment of joy and freedom.
People around the country received shocks as the teen stepped out of jail in Illinois.He posted a 2 million dollar bond and walked out. Besides, reports showed how the money for the bail came via a legal defense fund. Here, all of those who viewed the teen gunman as a patriot raised money in his support.
They felt he was innocent, actually shooting in self-defense.
On the other hand, supporters belonging to the BLM movement painted a completely different image of the teen gunman. According to them, Kyle crossed the border with one intention. And that intention was to spread violence as a white supremacist.
The 17-year-old gunman’s lawyer, Mark Richards, revealed several screenshots of videos. The screenshots relate to the same day of the killings. In the same way, he tried to prove his client’s innocence. Unfortunately, it was in vain as other members disagreed.
Details of the online hearing revealed
In one picture, Rittenhouse runs away from another armed protester. In another clip, Rittenhouse hits the ground as a protestor, Huber, strikes him using a skateboard.
However, the Assistant District Attorney rejected the evidence. Moreover, he questioned Richards as to what really went on, before the incident displayed. He also mentioned how the evidence failed to show any relevance.
There was nothing in the screenshots that could prove whether or not Rittenhouse committed a felony.
Today, Rittenhouse will stand a murder trial for a total of six counts. Therefore, the world eagerly awaits for January 5th, which is the day for his scheduled arraignment.
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