World News – CA – Bail set at $ 2 million for teenager accused in shootings in Wisconsin


Bail was set at $ 2 million Monday for a 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two men during an August protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the father of victim told court the teen « thinks he’s above the law » and would disappear if released before trial

Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Ill., is accused of killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a protest against a police shooting in August He is also accused of injuring a third man , Gaige Grosskreutz

Rittenhouse surrendered to Antioch Police the day after August 25 shootings He was extradited to Wisconsin on Friday and first appeared in Kenosha County Court on Monday afternoon

In addition to homicide charges, Rittenhouse faces charges of attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, and minor in possession of a firearm

His lawyer, Mark Richards, has asked Commissioner Loren Keating to set a bond of $ 750,000 and place Rittenhouse under electronic surveillance, arguing that protesters attacked the teenager that night and that Rittenhouse had legitimately shot defense

Richards also claimed that Rittenhouse tried to turn around within seconds of the shooting but officers ignored him The video showed Rittenhouse walking past police vehicles with an assault-type weapon slung over his shoulder and his hands in the air No one stopped him although protesters could be heard screaming that he had just shot people. explained later that she had not arrested him at the scene because it was chaotic

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has asked for $ 2 million bail, noting Rittenhouse faces life in prison if convicted of the manslaughter charges, putting him at risk of absconding

Keating allowed Huber’s father John Huber to speak during the video hearing He asked the Commissioner to set a bond between $ 4 million and $ 10 million He said Rittenhouse had become a rallying symbol for the Conservatives upset by destruction of property in this year’s protests due to police brutality People raised money for Rittenhouse and militia groups would gladly hide it from police, Huber said

Legal defense fund for Rittenhouse attracts millions of dollars in donations Rittenhouse’s mother received a standing ovation from women in the audience at a Waukesha County GOP function in September, according to a tweet from the Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin

« Kyle Rittenhouse thinks he’s above the law, » said Huber « He’s been treated so much by law enforcement For him, running wouldn’t surprise me »

Huber’s son hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard before Rittenhouse shot him, but was he only trying to stop Rittenhouse, father said

“Self defense is impossible,” he said, becoming more agitated as he spoke. “He had already killed a guy and tried to run My son was a hero He tried to ‘stop He was a hero Anyone who says otherwise is totally wrong, including the president How dare he « 

President Donald Trump said Rittenhouse’s actions could have been justified, suggesting protesters could have killed him

Keating posted $ 2million bail, saying Rittenhouse had no connection to Kenosha, fled the state after the shooting, and faces life in prison if found guilty He ordered Rittenhouse not to have contact with the families of the victims or to possess any weapons if he is released

Rittenhouse attended the hearing via prison video feed and was wearing an orange mask and dark blue prison jumpsuit He only spoke to say he understood the terms of his release

The shooting took place two days after a white policeman trying to arrest Jacob Blake shot the 29-year-old black man in the back seven times, paralyzing him from the waist down Video of the shooting sparked several nights of protests in Kenosha, a town of about 100,000 on the Wisconsin-Illinois border

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