Kyle Rittenhouse pleads not guilty after killing 2 people during Wisconsin riots

by Jenny Mount · Jan 5th, 2021 4:34 pm

Last Updated Jan 6th, 2021 at 11:37 am

The Illinois teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third during violent protests over the summer has pleaded not guilty to charges including intentional homicide.

Eighteen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, is accused of traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests that sprung up in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Rittenhouse opened fire with an assault-style rifle while being attacked by left-wing protesters, killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz. He claimed he was protecting local businesses from the protests and argued that he fired in self-defense.

Rittenhouse had been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. His trial date is currently set for March 29.


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