Kyle Rittenhouse Released From Jail After Posting $2 Million Bond

Friday, November 20th 2020, 8:53 pm
By: CBS News

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was released from jail on Friday after posting $2 million bond, CBS affiliate WDJT reported. Rittenhouse, who was extradited from Illinois to Kenosha, will return to court for a preliminary hearing in December.

Prosecutors allege that Rittenhouse fatally shot two people, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injured a third with an AR-style rifle on August 25 during the third night of unrest over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer two days prior. 

Court documents claim Rittenhouse killed Rosenbaum after a brief altercation in a parking lot in which Rosenbaum tried to take his gun. While fleeing from the scene after the shooting, Rittenhouse allegedly tripped and fell to the ground — and when Huber tried to use that moment to take his gun, Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed him. In the moments after Huber was shot, he also allegedly shot a third victim in the arm. 

Rittenhouse was charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide and is also facing charges of recklessly endangering the safety of two other victims and possessing a weapon while under the age of 18. Rittenhouse's lawyers claim he acted in self-defense. 

Dominick Black, 19, is also facing felony charges for allegedly providing Rittenhouse with the weapon he used that night. 

First published on November 20, 2020 / 6:47 PM

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