ANTIOCH – Just north of the Illinois-Wisconsin border, and 18-year-old Antioch youth is facing murder charges in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wednesday, he's taking the stand to defend himself. The case has raised high levels of attention nationwide – it is intensely controversial.
Nationally, opinion leaders are asking tough questions about the case.
Yesterday, the prosecution rested its case against Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man accused of killing two rioters and injuring a third during the violent, arson-filled days in August 2020 after Kenosha, Wisconsin police shot Jacob Blake.
The prosecution called 22 witnesses over the course of six days, attempting to prove that the then-17-year-old Rittenhouse committed five felonies and a misdemeanor, including first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and first-degree attempted intentional homicide.
Yesterday, the judge dismissed one charge, a curfew violation, because prosecutors had failed to present any evidence that a curfew was in place.
Judge Bruce Schroeder has, in our opinion, so far done a stellar job of presiding over the politically charged trial, which has included, in addition to the usual media circus such a trial attracts, threats by various agitators to dox him and the jurors.
But frankly, we wonder why the trial is still going on after the video evidence and the testimony of one of Rittenhouse’s attackers, Gaige Grosskreutz, was presented to the jury.
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