A judge approved an agreement during a motion hearing Friday morning to have Kyle Rittenhouse’s rifle destroyed.
On January 19, Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards filed a motion in Kenosha County Circuit Court seeking the return of Rittenhouse’s belongings, including his rifle.
“Mr. Rittenhouse further wishes to ensure that the firearm in question is properly destroyed,” the motion said.
Both Richards and Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger appeared in front of Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder for a motion hearing Friday morning.
Both sides agreed to have Rittenhouse’s Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle, including the scope and magazine, destroyed by authorities.
“I discussed this with my client and it meets his goals and we’re in agreement,” Richards said.
Binger said the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories will destroy the rifle likely around the end of April.
Binger told Schroeder that the rest of Rittenhouse’s belongings have been returned to him.
Schroeder ordered that Rittenhouse’s $2 million bail be divided among his attorney, the #FightBack foundation and actor Ricky Schroder, the Associated Press reported.
Rittenhouse, 19, who previously lived in Antioch, had faced charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges in November following approximately 25 hours of deliberations by a jury.
The trial came to a close 18 days after it started on November 1.