The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has resumed their third day of deliberations Thursday morning as a ruling on a mistrial has not been made yet by the judge in the case.
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.
The jury entered their first day of deliberations Tuesday morning around 9:15 a.m. following two weeks of trial proceedings.
The jury was released for the day around 5:50 p.m. after around seven and a half hours of deliberations, not including their hour lunch break.
The jury reconvened Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the second day of deliberations. They were released around 4:30 p.m. after around six and a half hours of deliberations.
On Thursday, the jury resumed deliberating again at 9 a.m., according to the courtroom reporter.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi have filed two motions in the trial, one for a mistrial with prejudice and another for a mistrial without prejudice.
Attorneys said in a motion that prosecutors questioned Rittenhouse’s Fifth Amendment right during the trial, causing the judge to excuse the jury and warn the prosecution.
Also during the trial, prosecutors asked Rittenhouse, “You have previously indicated that you wished you had your AR-15 to protect someone’s property.”
The judge admonished prosecutors for asking that question, which was in reference to a video the judge had ruled was not allowed to be admitted at trial.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys also allege that prosecutors provided them with a compressed low-quality drone video but played a higher-quality one at trial.
Attorneys called prosecutors’ conduct “clearly intentional” and said it was grounds for a mistrial.
On Monday, Rittenhouse’s defense team requested Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder dismiss count 6, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, before the case went to the jury.
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.