Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse released on $2M bond
17-year-old teen Kyle Rittenhouse has been released from jail on $ 2 million bail. The person or organization that paid such an impressive amount remains anonymous.
The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department confirmed the information that the Kenosha shooter was free yesterday afternoon.
The Rittenhouse incident happened on August 25th during the Black Lives Matter protests. Thousands of violent protesters took to the streets over the murder of Jacob Blake, who was killed by police while resisting arrest.
Despite the huge number of attendant factors, the judge explained that if the defendant was found guilty, Rittenhouse could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“If a conviction occurs there would be a likelihood of an imposition of a mandatory life sentence or at least significant amounts of time, likely decades of a period of incarceration,” the judge said.
Rittenhouse himself bought a Smith & Wesson M&P rifle, using his $1,200 in coronavirus stimulus money. That night, the teenager first assisted the victims of the protest, leading groups of people from the streets where riots were taking place.
Later, several black protesters spotted a white gunman and pounced on him. In court, Rittenhouse stated that it was self-defense. Numerous videos from the scene show that it was the black activist who struck first.
Then a series of shots followed. The conflict killed two people and another received gunshot wounds.
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