KENOSHA – Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of shooting and killing two people during protests in Kenosha, was released from prison on Friday.
A spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office said that Rittenhouse’s lawyer had paid the $ 2 million money bond set by a judge earlier this month.
As a result, Rittenhouse is no longer in custody at Kenosha County Jail, according to the spokesman.
On October 30, a Illinois judge authorized the extradition of Rittenhouse back to Wisconsin to be charged with murder.
Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree premeditated murder for the death of Anthony Huber, 26 of Silver Lake, attempted premeditated murder with the death of Gauge Grosskreutz, 26 with West Alice, and reckless first-degree murder with the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36 years of Kenosha, according to a criminal complaint.
Rittenhouse is also charged with two counts of reckless first-degree safety threats for firing his AR-15 rifle at other people in a crowd and possessing a dangerous weapon by a person under 18
The shooting happened on August 25, after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down. Shooting police provoked mass protests in Kenosha County and across the country. They also led to riots in Kenosha, which brought Rittenhouse to Kenosha in first place. He says he went with a friend, Dominic Black, to defend a local business the night he allegedly shot three people.
The case has become a collective call for some who see Rittenhouse as a patriot exercising his second right to repair to carry a weapon. Others accuse him of being a domestic terrorist who provoked violence by bringing a rifle to downtown Kenosha.
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