Kyle Rittenhouse Visibly Shaken in Court as Prosecution Rests Its Case in Homicide Trial

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After 6 days, the court rests its case in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, and the teen couldn’t help but break down…

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All in all, twenty-two witnesses were called to the stand over the last 6 days go give their testimony on the events that took place the night of the shooting…

And Rittenhouse could be seen breaking down in court when he recalled his version of events.

Scroll on to find out more…

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The Rittenhouse trial began on Tuesday November 2, with opening statements from prosecutors and defense attorneys…

Both were eager to share opposing information on what happened last August.

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Rittenhouse, who was seventeen at the time of the Kenosha unrest shooting, was accused of killing 2 men and severly injuring another…

Rittenhouse was armed with a rifle when he took to the streets amid a protest following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, on August 25th, 2020.

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He took the lives of thirty-six-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, and twenty-six-year-old Anthony Huber, who reportedly tackled Rittenhouse to the ground in an attempt to “wrestle his rifle away.”

He also wounded twenty-seven-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz by shooting at him and severing his bicep.

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Rittenhouse was taken into custody after turning himself in to the authorities the following day, and is now facing 2 homicide counts and 1 count of attempted homicide.

He also faces charges for reckless endangering and illegal possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under eighteen.

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Rittenhouse’s case has gained a large online following from both right and left wing political circles…

With the far-right branding him a “hero,” while others condemn his actions, calling him a “vigilante.”

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However, recent photo’s snapped of him in court show he seems pretty relaxed about the whole thing…

Rittenhouse could be seen yawning multiple times throughout his trial in Wisconsin, where if he’s convicted will lead to him spending life behind bars.

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The teen let out a few yawns at the start of the trial on Tuesday, when lawyers were giving their opening statements…

And then again when jurors entered the courtroom. He just couldn’t seem to stay awake throughout any of the hearing.

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During the teen’s yawning session, the attorney for Rittenhouse, Mark Richards, claimed he was acting in self defense…

Bringing attention to an interview Rittenhouse made with The Daily Caller on the night of the shooting.

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“If someone is hurt, I’m running into harm’s way. That’s why I have my rifle; I’ve gotta protect myself, obviously…”

“But I also have my med kit,” Rittenhouse could be heard saying before he shot and killed 2 people.

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According to Richards, the victims “attacked him in the street like an animal…”

[He] protected himself, protected his firearm so it couldn’t be taken and used against him or other people from Mr. Rosenbaum, who made threats to kill.”

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As per The Independent, Richards went on to describe him as a “scared kid who protected himself from a mob.”

And that didn’t go down well with some…

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However, assistant district attorney, Thomas Binger, argued:

“Out of these hundreds of people, only 1 person killed anyone that night. Only 1 person shot anyone that night,” talking about Rittenhouse.

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He also went on to describe him as a “tourist outside of our community,” who travelled to Kenosha because he was “drawn to the chaos.”

And now, the jury has heard a new detail in the case…

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Rittenhouse took to the stand today to give his testimony.

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And not long into giving his account of the shooting, he could be seen breaking down in tears.

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Rittenhouse began his testimony sharing that he had gone to Kenosha to offer medical aid to protestors…

“Did you come into downtown Kenosha looking for trouble?” He was asked as reported by NBC Chicago, to which he responded: “No.”

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He also recalled that he had no other problems with anyone that night other than “the man who said he would kill me twice.”

The man in question was Joseph Rosenbaum, who also allegedly threatened to “cut his heart out.”

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Not long after going into detail about the shooting, Rittenhouse broke down crying, resulting in the trial being posponed briefly…

Rittenhouse’s testimony comes a day after the defense started their case in support of the teen and his apparent self-defense against the victims.

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