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.

What do you think of the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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