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Nov 17, 2021

Rittenhouse verdict comes amid a fraught gun landscape

The upcoming verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial for shooting three men during street unrest in Wisconsin comes against a backdrop of deep political divisions and expanded access to guns in the United States – factors that some fear could lead to more dangerous encounters.

Nov 16, 2021

Jury begins deliberations at Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial

The jury began deliberating Tuesday at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse after listening to dueling portrayals of him as a "wannabe soldier" who went looking for the trouble, or a concerned citizen who came under attack while trying to protect property.

Nov 16, 2021

Which side did better in Rittenhouse closings?

A defense lawyer angrily accused the prosecution at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial of lying. The lead prosecutor struck a measured tone, even as he raised the accused's rifle at one point and sighted at a courtroom wall.

Nov 15, 2021

EXPLAINER: What charges does Kyle Rittenhouse face?

Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two of them and wounding the third, during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha last year.

Nov 15, 2021

Closing arguments begin at murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse (UPDATE)

Attorneys were set to deliver closing arguments Monday at Kyle Rittenhouse's trial in the shootings of three men during street unrest in Kenosha, the last word before jury deliberations in a case that has underscored bitter division in the U.S. over guns, protests and policing.

Nov 12, 2021

Could jury weigh lesser charges for Rittenhouse?

Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial could ask the jury to consider lesser charges when it gets the case, a move that could secure a conviction for some crime but take a possible life sentence off the table.

Nov 12, 2021

Next battleground at Rittenhouse trial: Jury instructions

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse will return to the courthouse without the jury present on Friday to finalize how jurors will be instructed when they get the case next week.

Nov 11, 2021

Rittenhouse gives account of shootings: ‘I defended myself’

Kyle Rittenhouse told jurors at his murder trial that he tried to get away from his pursuers the night he shot three men during street unrest in Kenosha, saying he never wanted to kill anyone: "I didn't do anything wrong. I defended myself."

Nov 10, 2021

Rittenhouse says first man he shot threatened to kill him

Kyle Rittenhouse testified at his murder trial Wednesday that the first man he shot and killed during a night of turbulent protests in Kenosha was holding a chain at one point and twice threatened to kill him.

Nov 8, 2021

Survivor expected to testify in Rittenhouse trial’s 2nd week

A man who suffered a severe arm injury when he was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during a night of protests against racial injustice is expected to testify this week as prosecutors near the end of their case in Rittenhouse's murder trial.

Nov 5, 2021

Witnesses: 1st victim threatened Rittenhouse, lunged for gun

The rapid sequence in which Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men on the streets of Kenosha was set off by the confrontational behavior of the first man, who threatened to kill Rittenhouse and others in his group and later grabbed for the 17-year-old's weapon right before he was shot, witnesses testified.

Nov 4, 2021

Rittenhouse juror dismissed after joke about Blake shooting

A juror in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial was dismissed Thursday after a court-security officer reported that the man had told a joke about the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which set off protests in the Wisconsin city where Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three people.

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