Prosecutors are seeking to show Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial a 29-second video of him talking about shooting suspected shoplifters 15 days before he fatally shot two demonstrators and injured another in Kenosha last year.
The video is being pushed to be accepted as evidence in the trial by the prosecutors, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Prosecutors claim that the video shows Rittenhouse watching some men exiting a CVS store and then commenting that he wishes he had his rifle so he could shoot them. Although he is not seen in the video, prosecutors alleged Rittenhouse is heard saying: “It looks like one of them has a weapon… Bro I wish I had my (expletive) AR. I’d start shooting rounds at them,” according to the Journal Sentinel.
Rittenhouse, 18, was a minor at the time of the shooting last year on August 25 and claims he was acting in self-defense. Rittenhouse opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on three protestors during a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha that killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber as well as injuring Gaige Grosskreutz in the process.
He is scheduled to stand trial on November 1 on charges relating to reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and being a minor in possession of a dangerous weapon. A hearing on motions is also set for September 17.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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