Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Charges

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty

After more than 25 hours over the past four days of deliberation. The panel of five men and seven women acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two people and shot another during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, of first-degree intentional homicide and four other felony charges on Friday.

Rittenhouse took the stand and testified before the jury that he acted in self-defense. He broke down in tears during the testimony as he recounted the shootings during the chaotic night of unrest.

Kyle Rittenhouse’s tears

Kyle Rittenhouse broke down in tears during the testimony.

The events of that night, almost all captured on video, were hardly in dispute, but the 12-person jury sided with the now 18-year-old teen who said that he was defending himself.

The prosecution sought to show Rittenhouse acted criminally and recklessly however, his attorneys argued that the then-17-year-old was acting in self-defense after being attacked from behind when he shot Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, as well as deceased Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26 in the protests following the police shooting of a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake.

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Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, deceased Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26.

Rittenhouse would have faced a mandatory life sentence if found guilty and convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.

Breakdown of the Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict

Count 1: First Degree Reckless Homicide – Not Guilty

Count 2: First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety – Not Guilty

Count 3: First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety – Not Guilty

Count 4: First Degree Intentional Homicide – Not Guilty

Count 5: Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide – Not Guilt

After reading the not guilty verdicts, Judge Schroeder told the jurors:

“you’re never under any obligation to discuss any aspect of this case with anyone.”

“You’re welcome to do so as little or as much as you want,” Judge Schroeder continued. “The media have requested — a number of media sources have requested the ability to talk to you… and it’s entirely up to you whether you want to contact them. They are not to contact you. If anyone does contact you and you tell them you’re not interested in discussing it. If that’s the case and if anyone persists in doing so, report that to us and it will be addressed. I assure you.”


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