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Wisconsin crime lab destroys Kyle Rittenhouse rifle

Kyle Rittenhouse, center, enters the courtroom after a break at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin officials have destroyed the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during protests in Kenosha in 2020. WISN-TV reported Friday that the state crime lab destroyed the rifle on Feb. 25.

Video shows a technician feeding the gun into a shredder. Rittenhouse’s attorneys and prosecutors agreed in January that the gun would be destroyed.

Rittenhouse’s attorneys have said Rittenhouse didn’t want someone to buy it as a trophy. Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during the protests over a police shooting in August 2020. He also wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.

A jury acquitted Rittenhouse of multiple charges in November after Rittenhouse argued he fired in self-defense.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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