CNN is reporting that 18 yr old Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and four other charges on Friday in connection to the fatal shooting of two people and wounding of another during last year’s unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse took the stand and testified before the jury that he acted in self-defense.
He broke down in tears during the testimony as he recounted the shootings during the chaotic night of unrest.
The prosecution sought to show Rittenhouse acted criminally and recklessly.
The events of that night, almost all captured on video, were hardly in dispute, but the 12-person jury sided with the now 18-year-old teen who said that he was defending himself.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself,” he testified.
Rittenhouse, now 18, was charged with five felonies:
1. First-degree intentional homicide
2. First-degree reckless homicide
3. Attempted first-degree intentional homicide
4. Two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.
Jurors were also able to consider lesser offenses for two of the five counts.
A misdemeanor weapons possession charge and a non-criminal curfew violation were dismissed.
— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) November 19, 2021