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Asked to Leave Tavern, He Returned and Killed 3
Asked to Leave Tavern,
He Returned and Killed 3
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Asked to Leave Tavern, He Returned and Killed 3

Man convicted in April incident

(Newser) - Update: The man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday, the AP reports. The jury came back with the verdict in less than two hours, including a break for pizza, after the...

Man Who Bought Rittenhouse Gun Shifts His Plea

Dominick Black now wants to plead no contest to no-felony charge of contributing to delinquency of minor

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse may not have had the AR-15 he used to shoot three men, two fatally, on Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., if Dominick Black hadn't bought it for him three months earlier. At the time in May 2020, Rittenhouse was only 17, too young to legally...

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty
Kyle Rittenhouse
Found Not Guilty

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty

Jury in Kenosha clears him on all counts

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse is a free man. A jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday cleared the 18-year-old on all counts related to his shooting of three men during unrest in the city in 2020, reports Mediaite . Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, then...

Rittenhouse Defense Asks Again for Mistrial

They say they were given lower-quality copy of key video evidence

(Newser) - As the jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse deliberated for a second day, the teen's defense team made its second request for a mistrial. Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi said prosecutors had given the defense team a lower-quality version of a key drone video, the New York Times reports....

Rittenhouse Judge Made an Unusual Move With Jury

Defendant pulled numbers of alternates from a raffle drum

(Newser) - The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial had its first day of deliberations in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday, and it got off to an unusual start. Judge Bruce Schroeder had the defendant pull slips of paper from a raffle drum to determine which six of the 18 people who had been...

Kenosha Braces for Rittenhouse Verdict

Business owners expect trouble whichever way the verdict goes

(Newser) - The fate of Kyle Rittenhouse is now in the jury's hands —and residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin are braced for trouble whether the teen is found guilty or not. Rittenhouse killed two men and wounded a third during unrest in the city in Aug. 2020 after a white police...

Judge Gives Rittenhouse Jury Instructions

Don't listen to outside opinions, Schroeder says, even a president's

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse's fate is up to the jurors now, Judge Bruce Schroeder told them Monday evening, saying their job is to "determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty as to each of the offenses charged or submitted." A prosecutor had the last word during the...

Judge Dismisses Rittenhouse Gun Charge

Closing arguments begin in Kenosha trial

(Newser) - Before closing arguments began in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse Monday, the judge dismissed the charge that had been seen as most likely to result in a conviction. Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old when he killed two men and wounded a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was on...

Rittenhouse Takes the Stand, Sobs
Rittenhouse Defense
Asks Judge for Mistrial
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Rittenhouse Defense Asks Judge for Mistrial

'I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself,' teen testifies

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the defense request for a mistrial. Kyle Rittenhouse's defense team asked the judge to declare a mistrial Wednesday after the teen took the stand in his trial in Kenosha. Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi accused lead prosecutor Thomas Binger of "prosecutorial overreach"...

Prosecution Rests Its Case in Rittenhouse Trial

Pathologist says teen shot man 4 times at close range

(Newser) - The first man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was shot at a range of just a few feet and had soot injuries that could indicate he had his hand over the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle, a pathologist testified Tuesday. But it was unclear from video...

Kyle Rittenhouse Opening Statements Paint 2 Different Pictures

Trial of teen accused of killing 2 during Kenosha protests gets underway

(Newser) - Jurors heard starkly different portrayals of Kyle Rittenhouse—instigator or victim—in opening statements at his trial Tuesday on charges of shooting three people on the streets of Kenosha during a turbulent protest against racial injustice, the AP reports. A prosecutor said Rittenhouse set the bloodshed in motion when he...

Man Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Sues: Cops Enabled This

Gaige Grosskreutz blames city officials, authorities

(Newser) - A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration, the AP reports. Rittenhouse...

No Federal Charges for Cop Who Shot Black Man in Back

Kenosha shooting in August 2020 sparked deadly protests

(Newser) - In August 2020, just months after the protests that followed George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot a Black man in the back , leaving him paralyzed. That shooting, too, sparked protests , and the protests were deadly. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old...

Teen Who Used Laser Sight as Cat Toy Charged in Shooting

The young woman told police she thought the gun didn't have bullets

(Newser) - The cat, at least, is fine. But a 21-year-old man was shot straight through his thigh had to go to the hospital and is now facing weapons charges to boot. A 19-year-old visiting a friend’s apartment in Kenosha, WI, was using the laser sight of a 9 mm handgun...

Cop to Driver: 'I Followed You for About 2 Miles and You Were Sleeping'

Wisconsin authorities say man was behind the wheel of a Tesla using its Autopilot feature

(Newser) - According to the Tesla website , the Autopilot feature built in to all of its new vehicles offers "advanced safety and convenience features ... designed to assist you with the most burdensome parts of driving." For an Illinois man who took a spin in Wisconsin over the weekend, one of...

Judge Says Rittenhouse Doesn't Need to Be Arrested

'After what this town has been through in the last six months I don’t want any more problems'

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse doesn't need to be arrested again, his bail doesn't need to be increased, and he doesn't have to publicly disclose his whereabouts, a judge in Wisconsin decided Thursday. Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder rejected prosecutors' request to issue an arrest warrant for the 18-year-old,...

Prosecutors: Post-Arraignment, Rittenhouse Hit the Bar

Kenosha County DA's office says suspect downed beer, flashed hate sign

(Newser) - Minutes after Kyle Rittenhouse was arraigned on felony homicide charges , the 18-year-old was downing beer and flashing a hand sign associated with white supremacy at a bar. Surveillance footage shows Rittenhouse arrived with his mother at a tavern in Mount Pleasant, Wis., on Jan. 5, just 90 minutes after he...

No Charges for Kenosha Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake

'Officer Sheskey felt he was about to be stabbed,' DA says

(Newser) - A disturbing video of a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shooting a Black man in the back doesn't tell the full story, a prosecutor said Tuesday, announcing that the officer will not face criminal charges. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said Tuesday that Officer Rusten Sheskey and two other...

As City Braces for Protests, Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty

Wisconsin governor actives National Guard

(Newser) - An Illinois teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third amidst sometimes violent summer protests on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including intentional homicide. Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, entered his plea in a brief hearing conducted by teleconference that came as Kenosha...

Prosecutors Raise Concerns About Rittenhouse Fundraising

Controversial Los Angeles lawyer steps back from teen's criminal case

(Newser) - A lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse stepped back from the teenager's criminal case Thursday after prosecutors said ethical concerns made him unfit for the trial team. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said in a motion filed Thursday that Los Angeles-based lawyer John Pierce has "significant personal financial...

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