Actor Ricky Schroeder and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell helped get Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse out of jail with $ 2 million in bonds on Friday, according to a report.
The baby-faced assailant – who was charged with murder in the August 25 shooting during the Black Lives Matter protests in Wisconsin – posed for a photo with the actor “NYPD Blue” after the bond was published by his lawyers on Friday, CBS member WBBM-TV reported.
Lynn Wood, one of Rittenhouse’s lawyers, posted the photo on Twitter shortly before 9 p.m.
“FREE FINALLY !!!” Wood wrote in the post, which shows a smiling Rittenhouse standing between Schroeder and attorney John Pierce.
“Thank you; All donors. Thank you, all patriots. Glory to Almighty God.”
Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, claims to have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed protesters Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounded a third man while with a police group during protests. against the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Blake was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha cops during a domestic riot, sparking anti-police demonstrations.
Rittenhouse fled to Illinois, but turned himself in to police there the next day and was later extradited back to Wisconsin to stand trial.
The teenager has become a favorite of conservative and pro-gun groups.
More than $ 500,000 has been raised through a legal defense fund and donations from high-ranking supporters, said WBBM, including Lindell and Schroeder, who first gained fame as a child actor in the 1979 classic “The Champion” with John Voight. .
Meanwhile, the release of Rittenhouse on bonds did not coincide well with John Hubert, whose son was killed by Rittenhouse.
“There are people who will help him, organizations, police groups that are currently raising money to protect him,” he said.
“He thinks he is above the law. He was treated as such by law enforcement. He believes he is acquitted in the case, and if he runs, he won’t surprise me. “
The teenager allegedly used his $ 1,200 coronavirus stimulation test from the federal government to buy the AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.
Since he was under 18, Rittenhouse claims to have bought the weapon through an older friend, Dominic Black, 19, who now faces criminal charges and is awaiting trial for his role.