The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was released Thursday afternoon after a third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.
The 12-person jury began deliberations Tuesday morning following two weeks of trial proceedings.
The jury reconvened at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and again on Thursday as deliberations continued.
The jury was released around 4 p.m. on Thursday without reaching a verdict.
They have deliberated for approximately 20 hours, not including their lunch breaks, since Tuesday.
The jury is scheduled to return at 9 a.m. on Friday, Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder said as he released the jurors for the day.
While the jury has been deliberating inside the Kenosha County Courthouse the past three days, protesters from both sides have gathered outside.
Video posted on Twitter showed police officers arresting multiple people Wednesday afternoon outside the courthouse after a fight broke out.
Rittenhouse, 18, is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
On Monday, Rittenhouse’s defense team requested Schroeder dismiss count 6, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
Prosecutors objected to the request and Schroeder granted the dismissal of the charge due to state law that says people ages 16 and 17 can carry long-barreled rifles, but not short-barreled rifles.
Earlier in the trial, Schroeder dismissed Rittenhouse’s count 7, failure to comply with an emergency management order.