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Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty: What’s Next?


Kyle Rittenhouse faces an uncertain future after being acquitted of all five charges against him – including first degree manslaughter – at a Kenosha, Wisconsin courthouse on Friday.

Lawyers for the 18-year-old argued during his trial that the 17-year-old was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, as good as Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, during the riots of August 2020 in Kenosha following the police shoot 29 year old black man, Jacob Blake.

“Now he can be free – he can be just a young man now,” Rittenhouse family spokesman David Hancock told Fox News. “So I think it’s just going to be spending time with his family, and they’re just so glad it turned out that way. Nobody is upping the football about it.”

Hancock added that “everyone” was going to do “anything” to give Rittenhouse and his family a “normal life” after his acquittal.

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Rittenhouse’s attorney, Marc Richards, told reporters on Friday he believed the teenager was feeling remorse after he shot two people over a year ago.

“There has been so much talk about the authenticity of tears,” Richards said in reference to a time his client cried during cross-examination on Nov. 10. “All I can say is, when we got Kyle ready and worked on his testimony, there were things we couldn’t talk about in my office because it got too emotional that he couldn’t. not manage it. “

Kyle Rittenhouse, center, enters the courtroom with his attorneys Mark Richards, left, and Corey Chirafisi for a meeting called by Judge Bruce Schroeder at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Thursday, 18 November 2021. (Sean Krajacic / Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Rittenhouse is currently in consultation for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Richards.

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“He has to get on with his life as best he can,” he said in response to a question about where Rittenhouse is going from here. “I think a little anonymity will come back to it eventually. I don’t think he will continue to live in this area. I think it’s too dangerous. He has had 24 hour security since then. that this happened.We are grateful that the judge protected his address.

Rittenhouse is originally from Illinois.

Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty: What’s Next?

Kyle Rittenhouse puts his hand to his face after being found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Friday, November 19, 2021. (Sean Krajacic / The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Lawyer John Pierce, who previously represented Rittenhouse, suggested the family could sue for libel after Friday’s verdict.

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“He has been vilified by just about every mainstream media, and countless celebrities and politicians and the current President of the United States,” Pierce said. “So I expect you to see many libel lawsuits from him soon.” And… people need to understand that they can’t vilify people like they did against Kyle. “


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