Waukegan, Illinois – A judge ruled on Friday that Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager from Illinois, will be charged with killing two men in protest in a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Since the 17-year-old Mr. Rittenhouse’s lawyer, he has been fighting extradition from his hometown because he was charged with six counts of murder in August 25th, including first-degree intentional homicide, resulting in two The protester died and the third was injured.
The shooting occurred when fighting broke out between the demonstrators. The protesters protested against the shooting of a black Kenosha resident Jacob Blake by a white officer. They told armed civilians that they were protecting businesses after two nights of fire, robbery and destruction. And private property.
Mr. Rittenhouse’s lawyer, John Pierce, told Judge Paul B. Novak that the extradition documents were insufficient because the extradition documents were not signed by a magistrate in Wisconsin, but by Kenosha’s district prosecutor. Signed by the official.
Pierce said at a hearing held at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Illinois: “This is a reasonable suspicion, and this is wrong.”
Judge Novak said in the six-page ruling that the defense “did not provide any evidence” and added that the supporting documents of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers “make The effectiveness of extradition is essential”.
Mr. Pierce also argued that Mr. Rittenhouse’s case was contaminated by political forces on the left and right. Within a few weeks of his arrest, Mr. Rittenhouse had become a secondary hero among the most conservative members of the Republican Party.
Pierce said: “I do believe from the bottom of my heart that this is a political prosecution directed by senior politicians from both countries.” “There is fraud here.”
During the 20-minute hearing, Mr. Rittenhouse remained quiet. He was wearing a blue shirt, dark blue tie and gray mask, scanning the courtroom from time to time. No family was present.
Mr. Pierce said in an interview that he will appeal on Monday. He said: “This child in Illinois must be free.”
Outside the court building, a small group of “black life issues” activists protested. Clyde McLemore, the founder of the local chapter of the organization, said he remembered Mr. Rittenhouse on the day of the shooting.
He said: “He can shoot me.” “He needs to be taken to Wisconsin. The crime is there.”