Court: Rittenhouse bound over for trial in protest shootings
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A court commissioner has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for an Illinois teenager accused of killing two men during an August protest in Wisconsin.
Thursday’s ruling by Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating came after a contentious hearing during which 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney sought to show that the teen had acted in self-defense.
Rittenhouse is charged with homicide and attempted homicide for fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz on Aug. 25.
The shooting happened during a night of unrest in Kenosha that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a local Black man.