Jurors on Friday found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges against him. Rittenhouse had testified that he acted in self-defense when he shot three people, two fatally, during unrest in Kenosha last year.
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KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse’s legs gave out under him as a clerk read the verdict of a jury that had been deliberating for close to 3 1/2 days — not guilty on all counts.
Rittenhouse, 18, had pleaded self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S.
He was charged with killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and seriously injuring Gaige Grosskreutz with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle on Aug. 25, 2020, in the unrest that unfolded in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white Kenosha police officer.
Kyle Rittenhouse closes his eyes and cries as he is found not guilt on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Friday, Nov.