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Rittenhouse says first man he shot threatened to kill him

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Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down on the stand as he testifies about his encounter with the late Joseph Rosenbaum during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year.

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse broke down in tears on the witness stand at his murder trial Wednesday, describing how he was being pursued by the first man he shot and killed during a night of turbulent street protests in Kenosha.

Rittenhouse said he was walking toward a Car Source lot with a fire extinguisher to put out a fire when he heard somebody scream, “Burn in hell!’

He said he responded by yelling “Friendly, friendly, friendly!

Rittenhouse also testified that Joseph Rosenbaum was holding a chain at one point and twice threatened to kill him.

Rittenhouse is charged with killing two men and wounding a third during a night of turbulent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse, now 18, could get life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge against him.

 

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