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Illinois Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Kenosha Protest Slayings

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In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse, left, appears with his attorney, Mark Richards in Richards office in Racine, Wis., during a hearing at Kenosha County Court in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third amidst sometimes violent summer protests on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including intentional homicide.

MADISON, Wis. — An Illinois teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third amidst sometimes violent summer protests on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, has pleaded not guilty to charges including intentional homicide.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, entered his plea Tuesday in a brief hearing conducted by teleconference.

Prosecutors say Rittenhouse, who is white, left his home in Antioch, Illinois, and traveled to Kenosha after learning of a call to protect businesses in the wake of the Aug. 23 shooting by police of Jacob Blake.

During protests two nights later, Rittenhouse killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded a third man.

In November, Rittenhouse was released from custody after “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder posted a $2 million cash bond.

 

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