Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and four other charges on Friday in connection to the fatal shooting of two people and wounding of another during last year’s unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Kyle was initially charged with 5 felonies.
- First-degree intentional homicide
- First-degree reckless homicide
- Attempted first-degree intentional homicide
- Two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety
Kyle took the stand and testified before the jury that he acted in self-defense. He tried to cry during the testimony as he recalled the shootings during the chaotic night of unrest.
The prosecution sought to show Kyle acted criminally and recklessly.
The events of that night, almost all captured on video, were hardly in dispute, but the 12-person jury sided with the now 18-year-old teen who said that he was defending himself.
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