October 5, 2021, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA: KYLE RITTENHOUSE, 18, waiting for start of his motion hearing in Kenosha (Wisconsin) Circuit Court, Tuesday. Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Schroeder weighed several motions, in an effort to establish the final ground rules for the November 1, 2021 criminal trial. Judge refused to dismiss a weapons charge. Rittenhouse, then 17, during an August 2020 BLM protest in Kenosha, shot two men fatally during the unrest that followed the shooting of J. Blake by a Kenosha police officer. Rittenhouse’s attorneys asked for dismissal of a charge that he possessed his AR-style semiautomatic rifle illegally, because he was a minor. Rittenhouse faces 7 charges including one count each of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Reckless Homicide, and Attempted Intentional Homicide.
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press