- Advertisement -spot_img
Friday, December 3, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all counts

Kyle Rittenhouse watches a jury release from a room during a recess during a trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin on November 15, 2021. (Sean Krajacic / The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

KENOSHA, Wisconsin – On Friday, a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges.

The jury returned the verdict immediately after 12:10 pm local time, and the court clerk read out their verdict in the courtroom.

Rittenhouse, 18, faced life in prison on five charges, including first-degree reckless murder. The sixth charge was dropped on Monday.

Rittenhouse shot three men in Kenosha on August 25, 2020. The first man, Joseph Rosenbaum, stepped on him. Rosenbaum’s hand was above the barrel of the rifle that Rittenhouse was holding, according to expert testimony during the trial. The closest witness said that Rosenbaum rushed for the weapon.

Rittenhouse ran towards law enforcement officers, but was attacked by several people, including 26-year-old Anthony Huber, who hit Rittenhouse in the head with a skateboard. Rittenhouse shot Huber.

Read Also:  Texas GOP tries to protect US House seats under new map

The third person to be shot, Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28, pointed a pistol at Rittenhouse when he was shot at.

Rosenbaum and Huber died of their wounds. Grosskreutz survived.

Defense lawyers and Rittenhouse said all three shootings were in self-defense. Prosecutors said that Rittenhouse had shown negligence and recklessness in handling weapons and had to surrender to those who attacked him.

Jackson Elliott

To follow

Jackson Elliot writes about a small town in America for The Epoch Times. He learned to write and seek truth at Northwestern University. He believes that the most important thing is a trifle and that, as Dostoevsky says, everyone is responsible for everyone and for everything. When he is not writing, he enjoys running, reading and spending time with friends. Email Jackson at [email protected]

Zachary Stieber

To follow

Zachary Stieber covers US news, including politics and court cases. He started out at The Epoch Times as a New York subway reporter.

World Nation News Deskhttps://www.worldnationnews.com
World Nation News is a digital news portal website. Which provides important and latest breaking news updates to our audience in an effective and efficient ways, like world’s top stories, entertainment, sports, technology and much more news.
Latest news
Related news
- Advertisement -

Leave a Reply