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Raffle drum will set final 12 Rittenhouse jurors

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Beyond Kyle Rittenhouse, sits the raffle-style box that is used to select jurors to be released from their duty before deliberations at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year.

KENOSHA, Wis.  — The judge in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial will use a raffle drum that sat in the courtroom throughout the two-week trial to select jurors who will be dismissed from the pool of 18 to get to the final 12 who will decide the case.

Schroeder told jurors last week that he would select as many people as necessary from the raffle drum to get down to 12.

That selection was to be done Tuesday when the jury will begin deliberations after Monday’s closing arguments took a full day.

Attorneys in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial sparred for the last time Monday in closing arguments. Rittenhouse faces multiple charges after he shot three men, killing two, during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. He argues he fired in self-defense after the men attacked him.

Prosecutors told jurors during their closing Monday that Rittenhouse lied about his status as a paramedic and provoked the shootings by showing up at the protest with a rifle.

Defense attorneys countered that the men who were shot were the aggressors and the men who died tried to grab his rifle.

 

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