On Tuesday, the jury heard opening statements in Wisconsin v. Kyle Rittenhouse, one of the most closely watched criminal cases likely to be tried this year. Here are the events that led up to the case, and a point-by-point summary of the arguments both sides will make.
In August 2020, a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shot a black man named Jacob Blake,
and black activists, already on hair trigger over the killing of George
Floyd in May, rioted. Kyle Rittenhouse, a white teenager, went out to
help protect a local business. During the course of the evening of
August 26, he shot three people, killing Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and
Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 26. He promptly
turned himself in to the police and is now standing trial in Kenosha. He
is now on trial for first-degree murder.......To Read More........