KENOSHA, Wis. — TheTry it out Kyle RittenhouseIt lasted almost two weeks with many witnesses and photo evidence. Video clips were also taken. Mr. RittenhouseHe is being accused of reckless and intentional homicide as well as other offenses for shooting and killing two men, and injuring another.
TheThe jury is in the courtroom Kenosha, WisHe watched closely and took notes through opening statements, eight days of testimony. ClosingArguments are to be expected on both sides Monday.
HereThese six key points are from the trial
The Defendant TakesThe Stand
Mr. RittenhouseIn his defense, he testified and gave his first public account of the shootings. HeHis mother helped him answer questions about lawyers. WendySobbed in the courtroom gallery.
HeInsisted on the fact that he was asked to visit downtown KenoshaIn August2020 by the proprietor of Car SourceA business which had suffered damage and arson during demonstrations against the police shooting of a Kenosha resident. Mr. RittenhouseHe told the jury that his actions were self-defense and that he had been afraid for himself. Under cross-examination, Mr. RittenhouseThe risk was discussed with the team Joseph RosenbaumHe was unarmed and posed for photographs when Mr. RittenhouseHe was shot and killed.
“IfI’d have allowed Mr. Rosenbaum take my firearm from me, he would have used it and killed me with it and probably killed more people,” Mr. Rittenhouse said.
The Judge Expresses Frustration
Judge Bruce SchroederHas a reputation of being harsh on sentencing but vocal in defense of the rights and interests for defendants during trials. ThatIt was especially prominent during the RittenhouseTrial, Judge SchroederRebuked the prosecutor Thomas BingerThe judge deemed the violations to be violations of his orders.
“You’re an experienced trial attorney, and you’re telling me that when the judge says, ‘I’m excluding this,’ you just take it upon yourself to put it in because you think that you found a way around it? Come on,” Judge Schroeder said.
Witness DownplaysA Threat
Jason LackowskiA former MarineWhich of these armed persons arrived in Canada? KenoshaHe witnessed destruction reports during civil unrest on two consecutive nights and testified in court as a prosecution witness. Mr. Rittenhouse’s assertion that Mr. RosenbaumThey posed a deadly threat. Mr. LackowskiThe court was informed that Mr. RosenbaumHe taunted him along with an arm group of men who were like him. They claimed that they arrived in the area to help defend local businesses.
“After he had done that a few times, I turned my back to him and ignored him,” said Mr. LackowskiWho dismissed? Mr. Rosenbaum as “a babbling idiot.”
TestimonyA Close Encounter
RichieMcGinniss is a videographer The Daily CallerThe closest witness was probably a conservative website. Mr. RosenbaumYou may testify in the trial. Mr. McGinniss was behind Mr. RittenhouseAnd Mr. RosenbaumWhen they began their pursuit, he was just feet away. Mr. RittenhouseHe fired the gun.
UnderstandThe TrialOf Kyle Rittenhouse
Kyle Rittenhouse18-year-old is being tried for killing two protestors during a police shooting. BlackThe man is Kenosha, Wis. Here’s what to know:
Mr. McGinniss serves as both a witness and named victim. OneThe charges of criminal intent against Mr. RittenhouseHe is accused of recklessly putting at risk the safety of Mr. McGinniss testified that he checked quickly to make sure he hadn’t been also shot.
But he also provided testimony that hurt the prosecution’s case, by saying that Mr. RosenbaumHad first thrust at Mr. RittenhouseAnd reached for the gun’s barrel.
WhenThey were both in the back of an S.U.V. They were together as Mr. RosenbaumWas dying Mr. McGinniss tried his best to calm him down, but he was not able to do so.
“I was just telling him that we’re going to have a beer together afterwards, and it was all going to be OK,” a shaken Mr. McGinniss said.
The Lone Survivor Speaks
Gaige GrosskreutzThe only survivor from the shooting was? KenoshaThe prosecution needed a key witness to prove that the defendant feared for his safety when confronted with him. Mr. Rittenhouse. Mr. GrosskreutzA 28-year old medic was wounded in his arm when he tried to help the victim. Mr. RittenhouseAfter following him along the street, he ran. Mr. GrosskreutzWitnesses testified that they had seen gunfire from his direction and he was trying to save anyone hurt by the shots.
Mr. GrosskreutzThe man was carrying a gun and Mr. RittenhouseJust after, they met on the streets. Mr. RittenhouseShot Mr. RosenbaumAnd Anthony Huber.
The 6 Criminal Charges Against Kyle Rittenhouse
Count 1: FirstYou can be charged with reckless murder in the second degree. Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of this crime in connection with the fatal shooting of Joseph D. Rosenbaum. Under Wisconsin law, the crime is defined as recklessly causing death under circumstances that show utter disregard for human life.
“What was going through your mind at this particular moment?” Mr. BingerThe prosecution was on the stand and asked for his name.
“That I was going to die,” Mr. Grosskreutz said.
UnderQuestioning the defense Mr. GrosskreutzIt was acknowledged Mr. RittenhouseFired after Mr. GrosskreutzHe approached him from several feet away. Mr. Grosskreutz’s gun pointed in Mr. Rittenhouse’s direction.
An Officer Gives His Perspective
Officer Pep MorettiYou can find the KenoshaThe first public statement by police about the role of police in this case and the reactions police officers made to the shootings was from him. HisWitnesses suggested that he may have been partially responsible for the arrests not being made. Mr. RittenhouseJust after the shootings took place in chaotic streets throughout the city. After Mr. RittenhouseThree people were shot, and he approached them. Officer Moretti’s squad car with his hands in the air as a gesture of surrender, but police officers ordered him out of the way and rushed down the street to aid victims and search for an active shooter.
Officer MorettiHe testified that he didn’t interpret Mr. Rittenhouse’s actions as an attempt to surrender. He said that throughout the days of protest and rioting, many people in the crowds carried guns and other weapons — and that it was not unusual for someone to approach officers during the unrest with their hands up.
“There was probably more people armed with weapons than not throughout the entire course of the civil unrest,” he said.
“So seeing someone with an AR-15 wouldn’t necessarily mean much to you at that point?” asked James KrausA prosecutor.
“At that point in time that night, no,” Officer Moretti said.
Source: NY Times