Prosecutors show Rittenhouse trial jurors video of shootings

KENOSHA, Wis. — The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial over shootings on the streets of Kenosha watched one of the central pieces of video evidence Wednesday — footage of a man chasing Rittenhouse and throwing a plastic bag at him just before the man was gunned down. Prosecutors also played many other videos that […]

Starkly different portrayals of Rittenhouse in Kenosha trial

KENOSHA, Wis.  — A prosecutor says Kyle Rittenhouse instigated the confrontation that led him to shoot three people on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a turbulent protest against racial injustice. But Rittenhouse’s attorney says his client acted in self-defense after one of the men dove for his gun and others kicked him in the […]

Rittenhouse trial goes to opening statements after jury set

KENOSHA, Wis.  — The homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse headed toward opening statements Tuesday after a jury was seated in just a day despite the polarizing nature of the case. About a dozen prospective jurors were dismissed after expressing strong opinions about the case or worrying that they couldn’t be fair. Others feared for their […]

Judge hopes to seat Kyle Rittenhouse jury within a day

KENOSHA, Wis. — The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse begins Monday with the challenging task of seating jurors who haven’t already made up their minds about the man who shot three people, killing two, during a violent night of protests last summer. Rittenhouse was 17 when he traveled from his home in Illinois, just across the […]