Kyle Rittenhouse trial – live: jury sent home for a day after reviewing video while judge considers trial

Watch live as Kyle Rittenhouse’s jury begins discussions

Jury considerations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial resumed on 17 November for a second day, with jurors requesting a review of several key pieces of video evidence that tracked the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 25 August 2020.

Jurors will return to Kenosha County courthouse on November 18 for a third day of consideration.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, faces five criminal charges for shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests that night. The most serious charges are first-degree homicide over the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.

Defense attorneys filed a lawsuit a second time on Nov. 17, as Mr. Rittenhouse’s legal team protested against one piece of video evidence after a series of arguments about technology used to transfer and review video files.

Earlier this week, lawyers filed a motion for dismissal with prejudice – which would have meant Rittenhouse could not be tried again on the same charges – after opposing a line of questioning by state prosecutors in a cross-examination against Rittenhouse last week.

The city of Kenosha is also preparing for unrest after the verdict, with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers putting 500 National Guard troops on hold.

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ICYMI: Lawyers argue over key video as defense makes new claim for nullity lawsuit

Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers made another request for a misdemeanor after arguing that prosecutors provided them with an inferior video of a key moment in the case.

On November 17, defense attorney Corey Chirafisi asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to consider a misdemeanor trial without prejudice, meaning the teenager charged with manslaughter for killing two men and injuring another could be retried if he is not acquitted.

“We would do this case differently” if the defense had access to the “same information, the same quality of videos, and I think that’s required in such a case where he’s looking at life imprisonment,” Mr. Chirafisi said.

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2021 11:30 p.m.


Jurors consulted for about 17 hours

The 12-person jury met for about 17 hours, from the start of their discussions on Tuesday until the second day of discussion on Wednesday, including a review of video evidence for about 46 minutes.

This is how a trial like this works, and what happens in the case of a so-called “suspended jury”.

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2021 10:52 PM


Jurors will return to court on Thursday for a third day of deliberation

Judge Schroeder dismissed the jury for the day, after a second day of deliberations. They will return to court at 9 a.m. CST on Thursday.

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2021 10:33 PM


Support for stricter gun laws is declining

While the U.S. is awaiting Rittenhouse’s verdict on charges of shooting three people – two deadly – with an AR-15, a new poll shows that public support for tighter gun control is waning.

The Independent Graeme Massie reports:

Megan SheetsNovember 17, 2021 10:30 p.m.


Jurors ended up reviewing a video

Jurors ended up revisiting video evidence of the trial after the courtroom was released for them about an hour ago. They spent about 46 minutes watching the videos.

The footage they reviewed amounts to pieces of film containing all three shots, minutes apart, related to the test.

Alex Woodward17 November 2021 22:19


Kenosha police say “there is no credible threat to public safety” ahead of trial

With thousands of people tuned in to the test and waves of posters on social media, the Kenosha Police Department said there is “no credible threat to public safety” after “many attempts by malicious actors to spread misinformation on various social media platforms.”

Alex Woodward17 November 2021 22:14


Protesters are shouting in court

Here are some of the signs seen outside the courtroom on Wednesday:


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Megan SheetsNovember 17, 2021 10:10 p.m.


How much prison time could Rittenhouse receive?

Mr Rittenhouse faces five criminal charges with sentences ranging from life imprisonment to 12-1 / 2 years behind bars. Two of the charges are punishable by up to 60 years in prison.

All five charges carry the aggravation of “use of a dangerous weapon”. The provision can add up to five years to each sentence.


That crime stems from Rittenhouse’s fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and carries a sentence of up to 60 years in prison.

A video at the trial showed Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse into a second-hand car yard when Rittenhouse shouted, “Friendly, friendly, friendly.” Rittenhouse and a witness testified that Rosenbaum, who was unarmed, attempted to seize the teenager’s rifle.


Prosecutors say that when Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum, the teenager carelessly endangered the safety of a spectator, Richard McGinnis. McGinnis, chief video director of the Daily Caller, a conservative website, testified that Rosenbaum attempted to grab the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle before the teenager shot Rosenbaum.

Before Rittenhouse shot Anthony Huber, a video shows an unidentified man trying to kick Rittenhouse and the teenager by shooting two shots at him that appear to be missing. Prosecutors also accused Rittenhouse of first-degree carelessly endangering security for that incident.

The crime carries a fine of up to $ 25,000 and up to 12-1 / 2 years in prison.


This is the most serious charge facing Rittenhouse and similar to first-degree murder in other states. If the jury finds him guilty, the 18-year-old faces life in prison.

The charge stems from the death of Huber, 26, the second person Rittenhouse shot.

After shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse fled the scene and was chased by Huber and others. After stumbling to the ground, Rittenhouse shot Huber, who swung a skateboard at him.

The judge granted a prosecution request to have the jury also consider second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless homicide. Both have been in prison for up to 60 years.


This accusation comes from Rittenhouse injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, who lost part of his arm to the bullet. The crime carries up to 60 years in prison.

The judge accepted a request for prosecution for the jury to also consider a trial of second-degree intentional murder, which carries up to 60 years in prison, and first-degree reckless endangering security, which is punishable by up to 12-1 / 2 years in prison. .

Megan SheetsNovember 17, 2021 9:50 p.m.


JD Vance requires a null process

Author and Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance weighed in on Rittenhouse’s trial on Wednesday afternoon, demanding that the motion be rejected.

“What’s happening to Kyle Rittenhouse is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen in this country. Discard the allegations with prejudice; something else is unfair, “he tweeted.

“The judge said what should already be obvious: the media has attacked impartial justice in this country. Kyle should not be paid for their mistakes.”

Megan SheetsNovember 17, 2021 9:30 p.m.


A jury enters a courtroom to watch video evidence

Judge Schroeder called the jury into the courtroom, where they will be allowed to see the video requested earlier in the day.

All other parties will leave the court and all cameras will be turned off.

Vote will stand outside the court to take the jurors when they finish watching the clips.

Megan SheetsNovember 17, 2021 9:12 p.m.

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