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Kyle Rittenhouse trial verdict : reviewing video as judge ponders mistrial. Jurors ask to review video evidence on second day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial

Kyle Rittenhouse trial verdict – live: Jury sent home for day after reviewing video as judge ponders mistrial

Jury deliberations in the the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse resumed on 17 November for a second day, with jurors requesting a review of several key pieces of video evidence that traced the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 25 August 2020.

Rittenhouse verdict

Jurors will return to the Kenosha County courthouse on 18 November for a third day of deliberations.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, is facing five felony charges for shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests that night. The most serious charges are first-degree homicide for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.

Defence attorneys called for a mistrial a second time on 17 November, as Mr Rittenhouse’s legal team objected to one piece of video evidence following a series of arguments about technology used to transfer and review video files.


Jurors ask to review video evidence on second day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial

The jury deliberating in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial on Wednesday asked to review a series of videos that show the teenager fatally shooting two people and wounding another during last year’s unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The 12-person jury, made up of five men and seven women, started deliberating on five felony charges Tuesday morning. The jury asked two questions on Tuesday to get copies of the jury instructions.
The jury deliberated from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday and asked three more questions requesting to rewatch much of the video evidence in the case.

The videos include FBI surveillance video and drone video of the shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum, defense attorney Mark Richards told a courtroom pool reporter. In addition, jurors asked to see livestream video by Gaige Grosskreutz in which he speaks with Rittenhouse and another video showing Rittenhouse fall to the ground and shoot at three people.


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Judge Bruce Schroeder said Wednesday he has not had a chance to read the motion and wants to let the prosecution respond first.

The deliberations come after a two-week trial highlighted by emotional and compelling testimony from Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old at the center of debates around self-defense, gun ownership and Black Lives Matter demonstrations. On the stand, he told jurors — and the viewing public — that he acted in self-defense.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself,” he testified.

What happened in the trial

Prosecutors called 22 witnesses over the course of six days as they sought to show Rittenhouse acted recklessly that night and provoked Rosenbaum by pointing the rifle at him, setting off the ensuing series of events.


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Here’s what to know about the case as jurors decide the fate of Mr. Rittenhouse, who shot three men, two of them fatally, during demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis.


Motion for mistrial looms as jury deliberates Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate
Judge Bruce Schroeder never ruled on defense requests to toss out charges with prejudice.


The second day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial ended Wednesday with a defense request to toss out charges still looming over the high-profile Wisconsin trial.

The case went to jury late Tuesday morning with Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder having not ruled on defense requests for a mistrial with prejudice — to have charges tossed out without the ability for prosecutors to re-file them.

Rittenhouse’s lawyers had said in court they had planned to ask for a mistrial before they filed papers on Monday accusing the district attorney of “prosecutorial overreaching” and acting “in bad faith.”

They asked Schroeder to “thereby grant the defendant’s motion for a mistrial with prejudice.”

The defense cited Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger’s questioning of Rittenhouse, suggesting that Rittenhouse had remained silent for months before tailoring his testimony to witness accounts he heard in court. Schroeder excoriated Binger, saying he had tried to use Rittenhouse’s constitutional right to remain silent against him.

While discussing a jury question from the bench Wednesday, Schroeder said that he received the defense motion only on Tuesday and that he needed more time to consider it. Schroeder bristled at any notion that he should have ruled immediately or at least before deliberations were allowed to start.

“I really think before I rule on motion, I should let the state respond,” he said. “So why anyone would think that it’s odd for a judge to sit on a motion to dismiss, I have no idea.”

Defense lawyer Mark Richards said Wednesday that a ruling in his side’s favor was still possible, even at such a late hour, but not likely.

The motion is more for the future than the now — to document the dispute for any possible appeals — than to get the case tossed out now, NBC News legal analyst Danny Cevallos said.


Jury continues deliberations in Rittenhouse trial

Rittenhouse jury concludes second day of deliberations, will resume tomorrow

From CNN’s Brad Parks

The jurors in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse have concluded their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Jurors deliberated for roughly 7.5 hours on Wednesday after deliberating for roughly 8.5 hours on Tuesday.

The jury requested to review two videos in evidence on Wednesday:

Jurors asked to view a livestream video taken by Gaige Grosskreutz moments after Rittenhouse shot Joseph Rosenbaum. In the video, Grosskreutz jogs next to Rittenhouse and asks if he had just shot someone.
Jurors also requested the “BG on The Scene” video. It shows the second incident involving the fatal shooting of Anthony Huber, shooting of Grosskreutz and alleged reckless endangerment of an unknown male.

The videos were placed on a thumb drive and presented to the jurors on what the judge described as a “sanitized” laptop. Jurors viewed those videos in the jury room.


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Rittenhouse jury ends second day of deliberations without reaching verdict

Jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial left around 4:30 p.m. CT after their second day of deliberations.

The 12 jurors spent roughly 7 1/2 hours at the courthouse on Wednesday and rewatched video from the trial inside the courtroom for about 45 minutes.

As jurors deliberated, the prosecution and defense spent hours debating the case in front of the judge.



Seven women and five men have been randomly selected to decide the fate of accused Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse faces up to life in prison if convicted of the highest charge. He faces charges including first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide; first-degree reckless homicide; and recklessly endangering safety.

Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys have repeatedly argued that he was acting in self-defense. Meanwhile, prosecutors argued that Rittenhouse provoked the attacks.


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Opinion: Kyle Rittenhouse may or may not spend the rest of his life behind bars. But he’s still alive. Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber are not.

Kyle Rittenhouse could spend the rest of his life behind bars, or he could walk free.

Either way, he’s still alive.

But Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber never had a chance when they faced Rittenhouse’s semiautomatic rifle that night of Aug. 25, 2020.

Forget the Second Amendment for a moment, and let’s stick to the undisputed facts at Rittenhouse’s murder trial that just ended and whose fate is now at the hands of the jury.