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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges in homicide trial

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty on all counts in his homicide trial, after four days of tense jury deliberations. The 18-year-old became visibly emotional as the verdict was read, seeming to cry and hyperventilate before hugging one of his attorneys. It’s the latest dramatically development in a trial complete of shocking moments.

On Thursday, estimate Bruce Schroeder barred MSNBC from covering the trial inside the courthouse for the remainder of the trial, after a freelancer journalist was stopped by the Kenosha Police Department for allegedly running a traffic signal behind a bus used to transport jurors to the courthouse. Police said they believed the man tried to photograph the bus.

NBC News said in a statement that the journalist did not intend to contact or photograph the jurors and is cooperating with authorities. Police said “there was no breach of security regarding the jury, nor were there any photographs obtained”.

Earlier this week, Mr Rittenhouse was urged to sue the media for defamation by Nicholas Sandmann, the former Kentucky high school student who became embroiled in controversy in January 2019 after he was filmed in an apparent confrontation with a Native American activist while wearing a MAGA hat.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, was facing five felony charges for shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 25 August 2020. The most serious charges were first-degree homicide for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.

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New York mayor Bill de Blasio slams Kyle Rittenhouse verdict as ‘miscarriage of justice’

Bill de Blasio slammed the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict on Friday. The New York mayor said the fact that the 18-year-old was found not guilty on all counts after shooting three people amid Black Lives Matter protests was “a miscarriage of justice.”

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:33

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‘We are supporting any effort towards peaceful protests’ — Psaki says White House has been in touch with law enforcement amid Rittenhouse verdict

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday said Biden administration officials have been in contact with Kenosha County officials amid the recently announced verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in sustain of ensuring that any protests keep peaceful.

Asked whether the White House had a reaction to the verdict, the press secretary said she would check with the president and issue a statement “as soon as we can”. Andrew Feinberg is following the latest in Washington on this story.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:30

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WATCH: Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down as verdict read in Kenosha

Kyle Rittenhouse became visibly emotional on Friday when it was announced he was found not guilty on all counts in his homicide trial, after shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 25 August 2020.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:26

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ICYMI: How long deliberation took in other high-profile situations

The Rittenhouse jury has been deliberating for a total of about 24 hours over three days.

Here’s a look at the length of time juries took to return a verdict in other high profile situations:

Derek Chauvin – It took a Minnesota jury just over 10 hours to find Mr Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in April 2021

Jason Van Dyke – Illinois jurors took about seven and a half hours to convict Mr Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the death of Laquan McDonald in October 2018

George Zimmerman – It took about 16 and a half hours for a Florida jury to acquit Mr Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013

Casey Anthony – Florida jurors deliberated for less than 11 hours before acquitting Ms Anthony in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee in July 2011

Harvey Weinstein – A New York jury deliberated for about 26 hours before finding Mr Weinstein on two of five criminal charges in February 2020

OJ Simpson – A California jury deliberated for less than four hours before acquitting Mr Simpson of murder charges in the death of his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1995

Ted Bundy – A jury in Utah deliberated for less than seven hours before finding him guilty on two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and two counts of burglary

Charles Manson – Jurors in California deliberated for nearly 43 hours before finding Mr Manson and his followers guilty on 27 counts – including murder and conspiracy – in 1971

Megan Sheets19 November 2021 18:20

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Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: Shooter is found not guilty on all charges in homicide trial

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty on all five charges in his homicide trial.

The jury in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse reached a verdict after four days of deliberations.

Jurors began their fourth day of deliberations on Friday morning, after spending more than 24 hours over the past three days working on the case. Rachel Sharp has the details on this dramatically development.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:19

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BREAKING: Rittenhouse found not guilty on all five counts

The jury in Kenosha has found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all five counts. The 18-year-old appeared to break down in tears and hyperventilate as the decision was announced.

Follow live as we unpack this major verdict and its impact.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:17

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Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Verdict is reached by jury on fourth day of deliberations

The jury in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has reached a verdict after four days of deliberations.

Jurors began their fourth day of deliberations on Friday morning, after spending more than 24 hours over the past three days working on the case.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with five felony charges for shooting dead two men and seriously wounding a third during unrest over the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August. The Independent’s Rachel Sharp has the story.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:09

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Family members of Rittenhouse victims go into courtroom

Family members of those killed by Kyle Rittenhouse have begun entering the courtroom in Kenosha, as a verdict is reportedly going to be announced soon. Anthony Huber’s girlfriend, Hannah Gittings, and his great aunt are both in the building, in addition as Joseph Rosenbaum’s fiancé Kariann Swart, Spectrum News Wisconsin reports.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 18:03

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RECAP: Rittenhouse trial’s most unbelievable moments

As Mr Rittenhouse stands trial for shooting three men at a protest last fall, viewers have come to expect the unexpected after a series of emotional scenes inside the courtroom in Kenosha.

Some of the most noticable moments have centred around estimate Schroeder, who unleashed a vicious rebuke of the prosecution, questioned the reliability of Apple’s technology and made a joke about “Asian food”. In lighter moments, the estimate broke out into song in front of the jury and flipped by a cookie catalogue during a break.

The state’s closing argument also brought a few noteworthy instances, including when a prosecutor pointed Mr Rittenhouse’s AR-15 at the jury and used a movie clip to underline a point.

But the most remarkable stretch of the trial came on 10 November, when Mr Rittenhouse took the stand in his own defence and broke down in tears as he recounted the moments before he fatally shot his first victim, Joseph Rosenbaum.

As the jury continues deliberations on five felony charges, The Independent’s Megan Sheets explains some of the most provocative moments so far:

Megan Sheets19 November 2021 18:00

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Decision reached in Rittenhouse case: reports

Jurors have reached a decision in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, after four days of tense deliberations, according to two unnamed supplies who spoke with The New York Times.

We’ll be standing by for an official announcement in the highly watched trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Josh Marcus19 November 2021 17:54



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