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Judge withdraws Kyle Rittenhouse jury after 8.5 hours

No verdict has yet been handed down in the murder case against 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, where Judge Bruce Schroeder on Tuesday night withdrew the jury after 8.5 hours of deliberation.

Exactly why the jury has not yet ruled on a unanimous decision is still unknown. After the judge retired them for the night, they were ordered to avoid discussing the case with anyone and return at. 9.00 Wednesday morning to continue the deliberations.

Signs that the deliberations would go further than expected began to show earlier in the day when the jury broke for lunch.

As Breitbart News reported, “The jury will consider two charges of first-degree murder with the option of convicting for ‘less included offenses'”:

It will also consider two charges of reckless threat and one charge of attempted murder. An indictment for violating the curfew was dropped earlier in the trial, and the judge dropped a gun indictment Monday after prosecutors agreed Rittenhouse had not broken the law.

The prosecution used much of its concluding argument to behave like a team of defense attorneys and try to punch holes in the defense’s argument that Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense when he shot and killed two rioters and wounded another on August 25, 2020 during Black Lives Matter riots that hit the city after false reports that police had shot and wounded an unarmed black man, Jacob Blake Jr. (Blake was later found to have been armed with a knife while resisting arrest).

On August 25, 2020, the then 17-year-old Rittenhouse traveled from Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the riots over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, hoping to help a local business owner defend his car dealer. had a little $ 1.5 million in compensation.

As the night wore on, Rittenhouse, armed with an AR-15, was allegedly attacked by rioters, during which time he fatally shot two people and wounded one. Several witnesses have testified that Rittenhouse only fired his gun after being pursued, with a witness from the prosecution admitting that Rittenhouse only shot him after he aimed a gun at the minor.

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