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Donald Trump sends congratulatory message to Kyle Rittenhouse following the not guilty verdict in his murder trail

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Donald Trump sends congratulatory message to Kyle Rittenhouse following the not guilty verdict in his murder trail

Donald Trump has congratulated Kyle Rittenhouse for his murder acquittal for taking pictures and killing two protesters and wounding one other at an illustration towards racial injustice in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August final yr.

 

Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz throughout usually violent protests within the summer time of 2020 following the police taking pictures of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

 

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Mr. Rittenhouse, 18, shot the lads with an AR-15-style assault rifle on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 25 August 2020, however claimed if was in self-defence.

 

Rittenhouse, 17 on the time, confronted costs starting from intentional murder to reckless and tried murder. 

 

The jury who acquitted the teenager was made up of seven girls and 5 males. They deliberated from Tuesday morning and heard from greater than 30 witnesses throughout two weeks of testimony. 

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The case targeted on whether or not Rittenhouse was performing in self-defense when he shot and killed two males and wounded a 3rd throughout an evening of protests and civil unrest final yr.

 

Rittenhouse had confronted 5 costs, together with first-degree intentional murder, which carries a sentence of life in jail, earlier than he was discovered him not responsible of all costs 

 

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“Congratulations to Kyle Rittenhouse for being discovered INNOCENT of all costs. It’s known as being discovered NOT GUILTY—And by the best way, if that’s not self protection, nothing is!” mentioned the previous president in an announcement posted on Twitter by his spokesperson Liz Harrington.

 

Donald Trump sends congratulatory message to Kyle Rittenhouse following the not guilty verdict in his murder trail

 

The decision was additionally celebrated by some Republican lawmakers, together with Reps. Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, and Madison Cawthorn. All of them joked about providing Rittenhouse an internship.

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Trump’s congratulatory assertion follows his protection of the teenager in August 2020. Talking to reporters at a press convention, the previous president mentioned: “He was attempting to get away from them, I suppose, it seems to be like, and he fell, after which they very violently attacked him.”

 

President Joe Biden defended the jury’s determination on Friday, telling the press the “jury system works,” however added that he and lots of different People had been “offended and anxious” in regards to the verdict.

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