MN: Defense rests its case in Rittenhouse trial

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The defense rested its case Thursday at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, setting the stage for closing arguments Monday …. Rittenhouse’s lawyers put on about 2 1/2 days of testimony to the prosecution’s five, with the most riveting moment coming when the 18-year-old told the jury that he was defending himself from attack when he used his rifle to kill two men and wound a third on the streets of Kenosha in the summer of 2020. Prosecutors have sought to portray Rittenhouse as the instigator of the bloodshed, which took place during a tumultuous night of protests against racial injustice. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge against him. After closing arguments, names will be drawn from an old, brown lottery tumbler to decide which 12 jurors will deliberate and which ones will be dismissed as alternates.” (11/11/21)

https://www.startribune.com/defense-rests-its-case-at-murder-trial-of-kyle-rittenhouse/600115347/