Waukegan, Illinois-An Illinois judge rejected Kyle Rittenhouse’s request for release on Friday and ordered him to be extradited to Wiscosin, where he faces murder in Kenosha County.
At a hearing on Friday morning, Rittenhouse’s lawyer argued that he called it a technical error in the Wisconsin extradition request, which means that Rittenhouse should be released because he was fatally shot and killed during the Kenosha turmoil in August. Two people were killed and one-third injured, so they were detained.
Lake County Circuit Court Judge Paul Novak (Paul Novak) said in a written order issued around 3:20 pm that Illinois’s role is limited and that the Rittenhouse Constitution and self-defense claims need to be filed in Wisconsin.
It is not yet known how quickly the 17-year-old Rittenhouse moved to Kenosha County. Another lawyer on his defense team tweeted earlier that they would appeal any adverse decision of Novak.
Friday’s hearing-attended by more than a dozen journalists from media across the country-was disappointing. Chief defense attorney John Pierce issued a notice earlier that he planned to call four expert witnesses and Rittenhouse’s mother as witnesses in connection with the constitutional claim that the defense wishes to make.
But Pierce first said that he and his partners have reconsidered their strategy and instead “focused on the legal adequacy of the extradition document.”
Assistant State Attorney Stephen Scheller believes that this may be all the problem in a summary procedure like extradition. He said that once in Wisconsin, Rittenhouse was free to make constitutional self-defense claims and a thorough investigation behind the investigation.
Schiller said that extradition documents, including warrants to the governors of the two countries, will be taken into consideration. He pointed out that the criminal proceedings against Rittenhouse homicide and other crimes were sworn in by a prosecutor, while the third Kenosha County prosecutor was sworn in personally after the oath, and was determined by a judge to be possible The reason for suing Rittenhouse.
Pierce disagreed with this. He quoted the Illinois case law and stated that he clearly supported his position that because of the way the Kenosha County criminal proceedings were signed, extradition must fail.
Pierce said: “This is not an empty procedure.”
At the end of his legal argument, Pierce said: “From the bottom of my heart I really believe that this is a political prosecution,” which aroused Scheler’s opposition.
Pierce said that his comments were not directed at anyone in the court, but “targeted at senior officials in both countries.” He believed that he should be aware that the prosecution is fraudulent.
The 17-year-old Rittenhouse appeared in the court in a light blue shirt and dark tie, and was led into the room by the tactical equipment of three sheriffs. Like everyone, he wears a mask. At the hearing, he had almost no interaction with Andrew Calderon, another attorney from Pierce and Pierce’s Los Angeles law firm.
Soon after Friday’s hearing, Atlanta defamation lawyer L. Lin Wood, who is also a member of the Department of Defense, tweeted to his 216,000 followers that everything went well.
Wood said on Twitter: “If the court follows the law, Kyle may be available today. Wisconsin will have to decide whether to sue him.” “An unfavorable ruling will be appealed immediately.”
Since being arrested in the August 26 shooting incident, Rittenhouse has become the focus of some conservatives. Under the introduction of conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, his mother and Pierce were met at a meeting of Republicans in Waukesha County on the night before their first court appearance last month. Applaud.
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