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EXPLAINER: Prosecutors play up Rittenhouse inexperience

Prosecutors trying to convict Kyle Rittenhouse of murder have been working to paint him as an inexperienced teenager who misrepresented his age and medical training to other armed civilians in his group on the night he shot three men during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has drawn out testimony during the ...

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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.

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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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Detective: Rittenhouse shouted ‘Friendly!’ to pursuer

Kyle Rittenhouse shouted "Friendly! Friendly! Friendly!" as he was being chased by a man he eventually shot to death during street protests against racial injustice, a police detective testified — in a confrontation the defense portrayed as "the classic ambush."

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Does it matter how long jury selection takes?

As jurors in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse listened to opening statements in a Wisconsin courtroom Tuesday, attorneys in south Georgia questioned potential jurors for a third week in the trial of three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's slaying.

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Witness: Rittenhouse said people ‘were trying to hurt him’

A friend of Kyle Rittenhouse testified that the Illinois teen was "freaking out" and "really scared" in the moments after he shot three people during street protests against racial justice, and that Rittenhouse told him he had to do it because "people were trying to hurt him."

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Judge starts Rittenhouse trial with trivia and lectures

The judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial opened jury selection Monday with a round of "Jeopardy!"-like trivia, assured potential jurors he doesn't have COVID-19 and reached back to the fall of the Roman Empire to emphasize the gravity of their duty.

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Judge sets final ground rules for Rittenhouse trial evidence

A Wisconsin judge laid out the final ground rules Monday on what evidence will be allowed when Kyle Rittenhouse goes on trial next week for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality, ruling he'll permit testimony from the defense's use-of-force expert and on how police welcomed Rittenhouse and others carrying guns during the demonstration.

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Lawsuit over Kenosha shootings: Police enabled armed militia

A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration.

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Prosecutors want to show Rittenhouse video at trial

Prosecutors want a video of Kyle Rittenhouse accepted into evidence that they say shows him talking about wanting to shoot people, footage taken about two weeks before Rittenhouse fatally shot two protesters in Wisconsin and wounded a third.

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Rittenhouse attorney wants to show victim was sex offender

Kyle Rittenhouse's attorney wants a judge to allow him to argue that one of the men his client fatally shot during a Wisconsin protest was a sex offender, saying the contention supports the defense's idea that he attacked Rittenhouse and intended to take his gun because he couldn't legally possess one.

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