WI: Rittenhouse case heads to jury

Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“Kyle Rittenhouse provoked bloodshed on the streets of Kenosha by bringing a semi-automatic rifle to a protest and menacing others, and when the shooting stopped, he walked off like a ‘hero in a Western,’ a prosecutor said in closing arguments Monday at Rittenhouse’s murder trial. But Rittenhouse’s lawyer countered that the shooting started after the young man was ambushed by a ‘crazy person’ that night and feared his gun was going to be wrested away and used to kill him. Defense attorney Mark Richards said Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse, then 17, fatally shot two men and wounded a third during a night of protests after the summer 2020 police shooting of Jacob Blake. … After closing arguments, names were to be drawn to determine which 12 of the 18 jurors who heard testimony would deliberate, with the rest dismissed as alternates.” (11/16/21)