Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty

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The jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse reached a verdict on Friday, finding him not guilty on all counts of homicide and reckless endangerment charges.

The jury heard two weeks of testimony and evidence and deliberated for around 27 hours before reaching the decision.

Rittenhouse faced charges of homicide and other offenses for the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber as well as the shooting-related injuries of Gaige Grosskreutz.

Huber’s family released a statement on Friday following the verdict, saying they are “heartbroken and angry” at Rittenhouse’s acquittal. “There was no justice today for Anthony or Mr. Rittenhouse’s other victims,” they said.

Rittenhouse shot the men with an AR-15-style rifle in 2020 during protests in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man. During the trial, Rittenhouse claimed self-defense, while the prosecution argued he was responsible for creating the dangerous situation.

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