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Illinois Authorities Extradite Kyle Rittenhouse To Wisconsin

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Kyle Rittenhouse appears for an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. The 17-year-old is accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 25, 2020, two days after a police officer trying to arrest Jacob Blake shot him seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down.

WAUKEGAN — Illinois authorities have extradited a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Christopher Covelli, a spokesman for Illinois’ Lake County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday told The Associated Press that deputies picked up Kyle Rittenhouse immediately after Judge Paul Novak issued the ruling at the courthouse in Waukegan.

The deputies then drove him five miles to the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Covelli says Rittenhouse was turned over to Kenosha County sheriff deputies at the state line at around 3:45 p.m.

The ruling and speedy transfer came several hours after a hearing Friday morning in which Judge Novak heard arguments for and against extradition.

 

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