Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The Kenosha County jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges against him.

Rittenhouse killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz in August 2020 during chaotic protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

The jury came back with its verdict after close to 3 1/2 days of deliberation.

Rittenhouse, 18, could have gotten life in prison if found guilty of the most serious charge against him.

He was charged with homicide, attempted homicide, and recklessly endangering safety for killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle.

The shootings took place during a night of protests over police violence against Black people in the tumultuous summer of 2020.

The list of charges the jurors were allowed to consider include:

  1. First-degree reckless homicide Pertains to death of Joseph Rosenbaum Max. sentence 60 years (40 years confinement)
  2. Pertains to death of Joseph Rosenbaum
  3. Max. sentence 60 years (40 years confinement)
  4. First-degree recklessly endangering safety Pertains to Richie McGinnis Max. sentenced 12 ½ years (7 ½ years confinement)
  5. Pertains to Richie McGinnis
  6. Max. sentenced 12 ½ years (7 ½ years confinement)
  7. First-degree recklessly endangering safety Pertains to unidentified man Max. sentence 12 ½ years (7 ½ years confinement)
  8. Pertains to unidentified man
  9. Max. sentence 12 ½ years (7 ½ years confinement)
  10. First-degree intentional homicide Pertains to death of Anthony Huber Mandatory life sentence Jurors also considered: Second-degree intentional homicide (max. 60 years, 40 years confinement) and first-degree reckless homicide (max. 60 years, 40 years confinement)
  11. Pertains to death of Anthony Huber
  12. Mandatory life sentence
  13. Jurors also considered: Second-degree intentional homicide (max. 60 years, 40 years confinement) and first-degree reckless homicide (max. 60 years, 40 years confinement)
  14. Attempted first-degree intentional homicide Pertains to shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz Max. sentence 60 years (40 years confinement) Jurors also considered: Attempted second-degree intentional homicide (max. 30 years, 20 years confinement) and first-degree recklessly endangering safety (max. 12 ½ years, 7 ½ years confinement)
  15. Pertains to shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz.
  16. Max. sentence 60 years (40 years confinement)
  17. Jurors also considered: Attempted second-degree intentional homicide (max. 30 years, 20 years confinement) and first-degree recklessly endangering safety (max. 12 ½ years, 7 ½ years confinement).
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