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Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: 5 Things To Know Before The November 15th Closing Dispute

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The highly controversial trial is set to end so the jury can debate the charges against Kyle Rittenhouse. Here are the top updates you should know

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse will close with final arguments on Monday, November 15, 2021. The prosecution spent five days presenting arguments compared to the two and a half days spent on defense. The highly controversial trial has made the nation nervous, particularly over the conduct of Judge Bruce Schroeder, which many have viewed as favoring the defense.

On November 10, the prosecutor’s case nearly collapsed after the defense called for a wrongful trial that the judge took “under deliberation”. The cloud only contributed to the already dramatic process in which the judge got into heated debates with senior prosecutor Thomas Binger that caused a stir online. Luckily for the prosecution, the judge decided to move on, which led to a last-minute motion for additional lower fees to be charged.


Additional fees filed

As we previously reported, it appears that Rittenhouse will be acquitted of all charges, which is why the prosecution has filed additional charges. The jury will also have to take these into account when they begin their deliberations after the final arguments. Before that key moment, here are five important things you need to know about the process so far.

The Rittenhouse trial began with six original charges against the teenager. These include reckless first degree homicide, reckless first degree endangerment, premeditated first degree homicide, attempted first degree murder, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18 will result in a life sentence if convicted.

However, since many are unconvinced that the prosecution made a strong case, the state requested additional charges be added on November 12. The judge decided to deny some of these charges but allowed a premeditated second degree murder and a reckless first degree murder to be added to the shooting of Anthony Huber. Judge Schroeder also did not make a final decision on the motion for attempted second-degree willful manslaughter, reckless first-degree endangerment and reckless second-degree endangerment in the shooting of Gaige Großkreutz.

Of the 20 jurors originally selected for the trial, only one is black while all the others are white. Two jurors were disfellowshipped, one for being pregnant and the other for telling “an inappropriate joke”. Of the remaining 18, 12 will be selected to debate the charges, while the remaining six will stand on proxy. The racial makeup appears to reflect the population of Kenosha, who are 87% white according to the US Census Bureau.

Rittenhouse is allowed to run free

The judge ruled that it was unlikely that he would confiscate the jury during the deliberations. It is unclear whether this would affect their decisions as the highly polarizing process has become a major topic of conversation across the country.

Despite the additional fees, there’s a good chance Rittenhouse will roam free. For one thing, many experts have found that the prosecution did not produce any compelling evidence or testimony. Second, Judge Schroeder has called Binger and the public prosecutor’s office several times, which threatens a wrongful proceeding. In addition, there is Grosskreutz’s own statement, in which he admitted that he first raised his gun in the Rittenhouse.

In addition, many believe that Rittenhouse’s emotional statement was far more convincing. While recounting the events of the night, the teen collapsed, resulting in a 10-minute break. Chicago attorney Karen Conti told KATV: “He (Rittenhouse) was very persistent, he was clear, he was convinced that he had no alternative but to draw his gun and shoot. I think when he collapsed on the booth it was … pretty convincing. “That testimony could ultimately prove to be key for Rittenhouse.

The judge has ruled that both the defense and the prosecution have exactly 2.5 hours to deliver their closing arguments. That means the whole process can take around five hours. It is likely that prosecutors will replay some of the video evidence from the trial to show Rittenhouse as the instigator of the bloodshed. On the other hand, the defense will back up their arguments that he only acted in self-defense, as Großkreutz admitted on the witness stand. To back up their argument, they have the emotional testimony of Rittenhouse and the judge who takes their side on some of the additional charges.

The 12 jurors will then be deliberated on the indictment at random as directed by Judge Schroeder. The jury’s instructions are due on November 14th at 4:00 p.m., but are not yet publicly available. It is unclear how long they will last, given the large number of charges Rittenhouse is facing. It can be hours or even days.

Other cities are also reportedly preparing for violence, with Chicago police canceling their weekend vacation for officers. However, Kenosha is the only confirmed city that has pre-dispatched the National Guard. The focus of the debate is on the Second Amendment and the legal system’s attitude towards white Americans.

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