Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in court on November 10, 2021, for the continuation of his murder trial. The kid is suspected of shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during the “Jacob Blake demonstrations” in Kenosha last year. In the most recent trial, both the defendant and his mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, sobbed throughout his testimony as he insisted his acts were not “bad” but rather an act of “self-defense.” Since 2020, Kyle’s mom has been fighting for his release on self-defense charges and has been aggressively pushing to establish his innocence.
Wendy responded to Vice President Joe Biden’s labeling of her son as an “extremist” by creating a website with the slogan “Free Kyle.” Reports first said that Wendy had driven Kyle Rittenhouse to the protest site that day. When her son refused to comply with her request that he bring himself in upon his return home, she eventually dropped the charges. Kyle Rittenhouse’s father, Michael Rittenhouse, has been noticeably missing from the trial, but Wendy Rittenhouse has been a constant presence. As the trial progressed, it came out that the defendant had previously been accused of domestic assault and had pled not guilty.
Who is Kyle Rittenhouse? What did he do?
Upon hearing of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 17-year-old Kyle decided to go across state borders to show his support. Lawyers are arguing that the shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, both of whom were participating in the demonstration, and the subsequent shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz was justified as self-defense. On November 10, 2021, Kyle sobbed on the witness stand as he recounted the events and insisted he hadn’t done anything wrong. He was facing six counts of a criminal offense, the most serious of which were first-degree reckless murder and first-degree deliberate homicide, each of which carried a mandatory minimum term of life in prison if convicted. As of the 19th of November, 2021, Rittenhouse has been declared innocent of all accusations.
Who is Kyle’s father?
Michael “Mike” Rittenhouse and Wendy Rittenhouse are the parents of their son, Kyle Rittenhouse. The history of Kyle’s father is buried in secrecy, although according to a piece that was published in The New Yorker, he worked as a machine operator in the past and struggled with drinking and experimentation with drugs.
The details of the criminal charges
Wendy, the boy’s mother, continues to defend her son by maintaining that he acted in self-defense when he committed the crime. She has assuaged the concerns of the news organisation ABC by confirming that her child does not have aggressive tendencies. The charges brought against Kyle Rittenhouse include six counts of first-degree premeditated murder and six counts of first-degree reckless homicide. Corey Chirafisi’s attorney has submitted a motion for a “mistrial with prejudice,” and the judge has not yet decided about the motion.