Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who in what according to the footage clearly seemed to be self-defense, shoot and killed two leftist protesters, while wounding another during the BLM riots in U.S. town Kenosha, plead not guilty on all charges.
He is facing criminal charges of killing two man and wounding another in Kenosha Wisconsin when violent riots broke out after a black man Jacob Blake was killed in an encounter with the police. Kyle, 17 years old at the time, was there to defend the property of the local small business owners. After he was attacked and chased by the enraged leftist mob he shot two of the protestors and gravely wounded another. On the 4th of January, he pleaded not guilty to all charges during an arraignment.
He appeared before Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating through a video link from his attorney´s office. Kyle is currently free on 2 million bail, which was largely paid by donors.
The charges he is facing are first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide. And an additional charge of violation of curfew the night of the shootings was added recently. He is accused of killing Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, and seriously wounding a third protestor, Gaige Grosskreutz.
A pretrial conference for Rittenhouse is scheduled for the 10th of March.
The police officer who shot Blake, which caused the protests and the riots, won´t be facing any charges, the Kenosha County district attorney Michael Graveley announced on Tuesday.