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Jury finds Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts

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FINAL VERDICT REACHED: The jury finds Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

13:05 EST: Verdict reached, Judge confirmed. Jury is now being called into the courtroom.

13:00 EST: Multiple reports say Rittenhouse trial verdict reached. Families of deceased members in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial have been asked to come back to the courthouse.

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BACKGROUND

The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial will begin deliberations on a new day to decide the fate of Rittenhouse, who shot three men, killing two of them, during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Who is Kyle Rittenhouse?

According to The Washington Post, Rittenhouse has been charged with five counts, including homicide and attempted homicide, for shooting three people during civil unrest in August 2020.

  • Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old at the time of the shootings, fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. Gaige Grosskreutz was also hurt.
  • Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty, claiming he was acting in self-defense.

Rittenhouse was asked to randomly draw the numbers for six jurors who would be dismissed from the case, effectively allowing him to choose the 12 jurors who are now deciding his fate.

Has the jury reached a verdict?

Deliberations have lasted three days without a decision, and no one knows why. According to experts, this “is not necessarily a good or bad sign for either side,” and there have been high-profile precedents for both acquittals and convictions following lengthy deliberations.

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Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor was a TV news producer for 5 and a half years. He is an experienced writer. Brendan covers Breaking News at Insider Paper.




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