The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is one of the year’s highest profile cases. Rittenhouse is charged with killing two men and injuring another during the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. The defense claimed that Rittenhouse was being attacked and was simply defending himself.
Critics of Rittenhouse believe that the young man had no business even being there. He drove across state lines to attend the protests. He said he was there to act a protector of the city. Today, he learned his fate. ABC News covered the events live.
A Wisconsin jury has reached a verdict in the homicide case against Rittenhouse. He was charged with five criminal counts, the most serious among them first degree criminal homicide. The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.
Rittenhouse is now a free man, but it may set a dangerous precedent. This young man travelled out of his way while armed to an event he knew would be violent. Fortunately for Kyle, stupidity didn’t play into the law in his case.
After the verdict was read, Rittenhouse shook and hyperventilated. His display of emotion was similar to when he took the stand to testify in his defense. His lips quivered as his attorneys spoke to him.
The judge thanked the jury for their service to the community. The judge reminded them that they’re under no obligation to discuss the case with anyone. Time will tell how many try to cash in on their experience.
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