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Kyle Rittenhouse trial verdict – live: gunman arrested in court as MSNBC denies photographing jury

Watch Kyle Rittenhouse’s jury begin their deliberations live

The third day of deliberation in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial ended without a verdict on Thursday as jurors were sent home after more than 24 hours of deliberation over three days this week. Jurors will meet again on Friday at 9:00 a.m. CT.

Earlier Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC from covering the trial inside the courthouse for the remainder of the trial, after a freelance reporter was arrested by the Kenosha Police Department for allegedly lighting a traffic light behind a bus used to transport jurors to the courthouse. Police said they believed the man attempted to photograph the bus.

NBC News said in a statement the reporter did not intend to contact or photograph jurors and is cooperating with authorities. Police said “there had been no breach of security regarding the jury, and no photographs had been obtained.”

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, faces five counts of shooting three men following police violence protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. The most serious counts are the first degree homicide for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.

Defense attorneys asked to quash the trial for a second time on November 17, as Mr Rittenhouse’s legal team objected to video evidence following a series of arguments over the technology used to transfer and review video files.

Earlier this week, lawyers filed a motion to quash a trial with prejudice – which would mean Mr Rittenhouse cannot be tried again on the same charges – after opposing a series of questioning of prosecutors during cross-examination of Mr Rittenhouse during proceedings last week.

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Rep Matt Gaetz says he could hire Kyle Rittenhouse as an intern

Disgraced Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz weighed in on Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial this week, saying he could hire the accused as an intern.

“He deserves a not guilty verdict, and I hope he gets it because you know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a really good congressional intern,” Gaetz told Newsmax. “We can contact him and see if he would be interested in helping the country in different ways.”

Nathan SquareNovember 19, 2021 3:00 AM


Meet the protesters – on both sides – outside the courthouse

Outside the Wisconsin courthouse where Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate is being played out, protesters from the “guilty” and “not guilty” camps have weathered the freezing cold to make their views known.

“In the fray are two people, barely three feet apart,” The independentreports Sheila Flynn. Ashley, 26, flew from California to support justice for victims shot dead by Rittenhouse last year. Almost double her age, Brandon, 51 – who also flew from California – is holding a sign handmade red, white and blue urging people to “Build a pair and stop resisting arrest.” It’s fair to say they come from opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.

Nathan SquareNovember 19, 2021 2:00 AM


ICYMI: Journalist did not photograph or contact jurors in traffic incident, NBC says

An NBC News freelance reporter who was cited for a traffic violation near a bus carrying jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has not photographed, contacted or intended to contact the jury, according to a statement of the media.

Judge Bruce Schroeder evicted MSNBC from the courthouse for the duration of Rittenhouse’s trial after police suggested he was following or attempting to photograph jurors.

Alex woodwardNovember 19, 2021 1:00 AM


Rittenhouse’s lawyer wonders if the jury could be divided

Mark Richards, one of the attorneys representing Kyle Rittenhouse, is puzzled by how long it takes for the jury to reach a verdict, The New York Times reported.

“They are either working to get consensus – they may even be divided,” Richards said as he left the courthouse on Thursday.

Nathan SquareNovember 19, 2021 12:54 AM


From the annulment of the trial to the suspended jury, what are the possible outcomes and what do they mean?

The relatively narrow scope of the trial focused largely on the moments surrounding the first and last shots fired by Mr. Rittenhouse.

But the debate outside the courtroom examined why Mr Rittenhouse was even there in the first place, inserting himself into a volatile protest environment, and raised questions about the protections of the Second Amendment, the bar high to prosecute the murderous self-defense cases, and the cultural and political atmosphere that cultivates violence.

Here’s an overview of how this jury trial works:

Alex woodwardNovember 19, 2021 12:30 AM


Who is Bruce Schröder?

Judge Bruce Schroder is presiding over the nationally televised Kyle Rittenhouse case with the judge in the center.

A look at the judge presiding over the closely watched trial:

Alex woodwardNovember 19, 2021 12:00 AM


ICYMI: What are the charges in the Kenosha shooting case?

Over the course of nearly three weeks, jurors reviewed more than a dozen videos, including live broadcasts from that night, an interview Kyle Rittenhouse gave moments before he fired his gun , body camera footage and FBI aerial video.

Jurors also heard testimony from police, people who witnessed the shooting, as well as the lone survivor, street nurse Gaige Grosskreutz, and Mr Rittenhouse himself.

He faces five felonies, including reckless first degree homicide, first degree intentional homicide and attempted first degree homicide, and two counts of reckless endangering first degree safety, following a series of events after police dispersed a group of protesters.

Here is an overview of these fees:

Alex woodwardNovember 18, 2021 11:30 PM


“Maybe they died even divided”: what can we learn from the jury?

Rittenhouse defense attorney Mark Richards appeared “baffled” by the length of the jury’s deliberations in his client’s case, according to The New York Times.

“They are either working to get consensus – they may even be divided,” he told the newspaper as jurors left the courthouse on Thursday.

How long will it take to reach a verdict, and what can we take from the jury and what they think after three days of deliberation?

Not much – only jurors know for sure, legal experts say. Time spent behind closed doors discussing the case does not necessarily signal a conviction or acquittal decision.

We know jurors are carefully reviewing the evidence – they’ve requested additional copies of the 36-page jury instructions, they reviewed video footage of the shootings for 46 minutes, and at least one juror is bringing the jury’s instructions home. to examine them overnight.

Thursday, Michael Tarm with The Associated Press Noted that the jurors did not look more tired than at the end of their first day of deliberations. “No one was visibly tense or upset. Most smiled when the judge told them to enjoy their evening. Two spoke sympathetically as they left.

Alex woodwardNovember 18, 2021 11:07 PM


Protester attacked journalist in court

A protester was reportedly caught hitting the body of a journalist and avoided bail on Wednesday in court.

Anthony Chacon was reportedly wearing an “F ** k Kyle” t-shirt during the protest in court when he apparently assaulted a journalist. He was also holding a sign.

Footage filmed outside the courtroom on Wednesday appeared to show a man matching his description hitting a reporter’s camera, forcing him to back away.

It was not clear whether the same reporter was punched in the body by the 20-year-old, in an alleged assault which was seen by a Fox News reporter.

The Independent’s Gino Spocchia reports:

Megan SheetsNovember 18, 2021 10:40 PM


Jurors allowed to take jury instructions home

After about 24 hours of deliberation over three days, Judge Bruce Schroeder sent the jurors home overnight.

It allowed jurors to take home the 36-page jury instructions they received at the start of deliberations.

Defense attorney Mark Richards told the judge he feared jurors would use “the old dictionary game” and “start defining words” and rely on “outside research.”

Alex woodwardNovember 18, 2021 10:34 PM

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