On Friday, a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, announced that Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with shooting three people, two of whom were fatal.
Twelve jurors ruled that his use of an AR-15 rifle in a protest with the police on August 25, 2020 caused the deaths of 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber and injured the 27-year-old. Gage Grosskreuz is not guilty of filming Jacob Black. The defense lawyer said that the then 17-year-old Rittenhouse was defending himself.
Rittenhouse testified in court and testified before the jury that he was in self-defense. In his emotional testimony, he burst into tears as he recounted the shooting on a turbulent night. The prosecution tried to prove that Rittenhouse’s actions were criminal and reckless. The following is what we know about the two victims and the only survivor of the shooting.
On the evening of August 25, 2020, the streets of Kenosha were crowded with people protesting the police shooting Jacob Black. Jacob Black was shot seven times from the back and side by a Kenosha police officer and said He tried to detain him.
According to a criminal lawsuit filed last year, during these demonstrations, Rittenhouse clashed with a crowd gathered near a car dealer. Rosenbaum had no guns and threw an object that appeared to be a plastic bag at him. Did not hit.
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The video played during the trial showed Rosenbaum throwing a plastic bag at Rittenhouse. His fiancee testified that Rosenbaum had just been discharged from a hospital in Milwaukee with paper, socks, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste in his bag. According to the “Washington Post” report, Rosenbaum was discharged from the hospital after attempting to commit suicide.
Rosenbaum’s fiancee Kariann Swart testified that they were both homeless when they met in 2019 and lived in a motel when Rosenbaum was killed. “We just spent a lot of time talking, getting to know each other, laughing and joking. He is a very lively person,” she said. She said Rosenbaum was taking antidepressants and medications, which she said were used to treat his bipolar disorder.
Several clips played during the trial captured Rosenbaum briefly chasing Rittenhouse at a Car Source dealer, then Rittenhouse shot him four times. Kenosha detective Martin Howard testified that one of the videos showed Rosenbaum hiding when Rittenhouse approached, and Rosenbaum began following him.
The complaint alleges that Rosenbaum and Rittenhouse walked through the parking lot, seeming to be very close to each other, and suddenly heard a loud noise and Rosenbaum fell to the ground. Dr. Douglas Kelly of the Milwaukee County Forensic Office testified that Rittenhouse fired Rosenbaum four shots-twice in front of him, once in the back, once on the side of his head, and confirmed his back. The fatal shot occurred when his body was tilted forward.