WI: Rittenhouse petitions judge for a self-defense expert to testify at show trial

Source: Chicago Tribune

“Kyle Rittenhouse will be back in a Kenosha County courtroom Tuesday morning seeking permission to call an expert witness on self-defense when his murder trial begins next month. Such testimony is critical to Rittenhouse’s defense, as his lawyers will attempt to convince a jury that the teenager believed he had to shoot three people that night in order to prevent his own death or serious injury. Similar to other states, Wisconsin law allows people to use guns to defend themselves against serious threats, but there are exceptions to that right. In order for Rittenhouse to legally justify killing two people and wounding a third, his attorneys must prove that he exhausted other chances to flee and had a reasonable fear for his own safety.” (10/05/21)