Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is scheduled for an arraignment on Tuesday in his controversial murder case in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. It is set to begin at 2 pm EST/1 pm CST. You can watch in the player above.
The defendant’s case falls right on a politically charged cultural fissure. He shot and killed two men—Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36–during his confrontation with apparent protesters of the police shooting of local man Jacob Blake, 29.
Law&Crime is naming the defendant because he is being charged as an adult and has publicly spoken about the case. His attorneys plan on asserting a self-defense claim, but authorities say Rittenhouse’s actions justify prosecution on two counts of first-degree reckless homicide and other charges. An Illinois resident, Rittenhouse told The Washington Post he was in the area working as a lifeguard while on furlough from the YMCA. He was among people–usually conservatives and so-called militiamen–who went to Kenosha during the protests in an ostensible attempt to protect local property amid rioting and looting.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense has been shaken up after one of his attorneys left the team amid criticism about his handling of the millions of dollars received in donations. For more, watch the Law&Crime Report with @RBianchiEsq at 12pm ET: https://t.co/gIuM5YZSQS pic.twitter.com/M0AHm2pJ9d
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) December 7, 2020
Critics tend to maintain that the “militia” and Rittenhouse were just “looking for trouble.”
[Mugshot via Antioch Police Department]
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