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Prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse provoked shootings, while defense team says the teen acted in self-defense

Prosecutors on Monday said during closing arguments that Kyle Rittenhouse was an active shooter who had “no regard for life.” Rittenhouse’s defense team disputed that, saying the teen was acting in self-defense. Rittenhouse, 18, who formerly resided in Antioch, is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless […]

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Judge dismisses gun charge against Kyle Rittenhouse as closing statements begin in teen’s trial

The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial dismissed the possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor charge Monday morning as closing arguments are expected to begin. Rittenhouse, 18, who formerly resided in Antioch, is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide […]

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Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial will allow jury to consider some lesser charges against the teen

The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial said on Friday he would allow some lesser charges to be considered by the jury in addition to Rittenhouse’s original charges. Prosecutors and Rittenhouse’s defense team met in court with Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder. The jury was not present for Friday’s proceedings where jury instructions were discussed. […]

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Defense rests case in Kyle Rittenhouse trial, closing arguments to start on Monday

The defense rested their case in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on Thursday and the judge said closing arguments will begin on Monday. The trial continued Thursday with Dr. John Black, a use-of-force expert, being called to the stand. In October, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed Black to testify at the trial. Black was […]

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Judge condemns prosecutor, Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense asks for mistrial

The judge in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial condemned the prosecution multiple times Wednesday and Rittenhouse’s defense asked for a mistrial, alleging prosecutorial misconduct. Jacob Marshall, Gaige Grosskreutz’s former roommate and friend, was called to the stand. A Facebook comment made by Marshall said that Grosskreutz’s “only regret was not killing the kid (Rittenhouse) and hesitating to […]

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Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down while testifying, says that first man he shot threatened to kill him, ‘rip his heart out’

A judge ordered a recess in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial Wednesday morning after Rittenhouse began crying and choking up while testifying about the moments leading up to when he shot the three men. Rittenhouse, 18, formerly of Antioch, said he now lives in Walworth County, Wisconsin, and is studying nursing at Arizona State University. Rittenhouse, […]

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense presents their case during trial Tuesday after prosecutors rest their case

Prosecutors finished presenting their case on Tuesday in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and Rittenhouse’s defense team began presenting their side. As the trial resumed Tuesday morning, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder said that someone was caught filming the jurors as they arrived in the courtroom on Monday. Deputies forced the person to delete the […]