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US Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of killing 2 people during Wisconsin protests, won't face charges in Illinois, his home state

10:40  14 october  2020
10:40  14 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Why Kyle Rittenhouse May Not Be Extradited to Kenosha, Wisconsin

  Why Kyle Rittenhouse May Not Be Extradited to Kenosha, Wisconsin The 17-year-old is accused of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide following Kenosha shooting.Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, will appear virtually at a court in Lake County, Wisconsin, as his lawyers attempt to argue that the murder charges against him are "politically motivated" and that he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum on August 25.

Kyle Rittenhouse , 17, is accused of a single shooting incident during a night of unrest in Kenosha earlier this week that left two people dead and a third person Prosecutors filed more charges against Rittenhouse on Thursday, adding one count of reckless homicide, a count for attempted

Homicide charges announced against Kyle Rittenhouse , accused of killing 2 at Kenosha Rittenhouse did not appear Friday during a brief video hearing in Lake County, Illinois district court Rittenhouse is seeking to hire a private attorney, and has spoken on the phone with his mother, the

Illinois authorities have determined the AR-15 rifle used to kill two people and injure a third during unrest in Kenosha was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, and that Kyle Rittenhouse never possessed it in Illinois.

That bit of information came from the Lake County State's Attorney's Office in a news release issued Tuesday. The release said police in Antioch, Rittenhouse's hometown — and where he turned himself in — investigated any possible crimes Rittenhouse may have committed in Illinois, but found none.

Kyle Rittenhouse extradition 'dangerous' due to political climate: Lawyers

  Kyle Rittenhouse extradition 'dangerous' due to political climate: Lawyers Defense attorneys argued that it would be dangerous to extradite the 17-year-old teenager, citing fears of retaliation and a divided political climate. © Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images Protestors run for cover as police shoots teargas in an effort to disperse the crowd outside the County Courthouse during demonstrations against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. on Aug. 25, 2020.

On Tuesday, Kyle Rittenhouse grabbed an AR-15 style rifle and joined several other armed people in the streets of Kenosha, where businesses had At a hearing Friday, a judge postponed a decision on whether Rittenhouse , who is in custody in Illinois , should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges

Teen accused of fatal shooting during Kenosha protests arrested in Illinois . By Erin Donaghue. But the State 's Attorney's office in Lake County, Illinois , said Kyle Rittenhouse was in bond court His posts indicate he is extremely pro -police and appears to have been a former police explorer, a

The statement does not indicate whether someone else possessed the gun in Illinois, or where it is now. It said prosecutors — not Antioch police — would release any additional information "as to not disrupt any investigation that may be taking place in Wisconsin."

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, part of the USA TODAY Network, has sued to obtain records of Rittenhouse's arrest in Illinois.

Rittenhouse, 17, remains in a Lake County juvenile detention center awaiting a ruling on his lawyers' attempts to block his extradition to Wisconsin. He is facing six charges, including one count of first-degree intentional homicide, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

Attorney for accused Kenosha protest gunman says teen acted in self-defense

  Attorney for accused Kenosha protest gunman says teen acted in self-defense Attorney for accused Kenosha protest gunman says teen acted in self-defenseKENOSHA, Wis. (Reuters) - A high-profile lawyer representing the 17-year-old boy charged with killing two protesters and wounding another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, said on Friday that his client had acted in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed the two during protests in Kenosha last month. A teen charged in the shootings of three people during unrest in Kenosha appeared before a judge in Illinois Friday where his attorney announced plans to challenge extradition to Wisconsin .

Kyle Rittenhouse is facing first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree homicide. Kyle Rittenhouse , the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin , has been charged with multiple felonies

Rittenhouse was acting as self-appointed security against rioting on the third night of protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August and considered himself a militia member, the Journal Sentinel has reported. 

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of killing 2 people during Wisconsin protests, won't face charges in Illinois, his home state

Kyle Rittenhouse won’t face Illinois gun charges over AR-15-style rifle allegedly used to kill 2 in Kenosha .
Kyle Rittenhouse won’t face gun charges in his home state of Illinois over the AR-15-style weapon he allegedly used to kill two men during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prosecutors said Tuesday. An “extensive investigation” conducted by the Antioch Police Department failed to return any evidence Rittenhouse, 17, committed any crimes related to the weapon in Lake County, Illinois, prosecutors said.“The gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin.

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