Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts in Homicide Trial in Kenosha shootings

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Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old Illinois teen, who was charged in the shooting deaths of two men at a 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was given a verdict on Friday (November 19), had been dismissed.

The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, during protests last year.

NBC News reports that he was charged with reckless homicide in the death of Joseph Rosenbaum and intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber during protests over the shooting days earlier of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.

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The shooting then led to days of protests in Kenosha and across the country.

The jury who acquitted the teen was made up of seven women and five men. They had been deliberating since Tuesday morning and heard from more than 30 witnesses during two weeks of testimony.

The case focused on whether Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed two men and wounded a third during a night of protests and civil unrest last year.

The multiple charges against him included first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

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