The jury will reconvene at 10 a.m. today for the third day of deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial. While we wait for the judges to meet, here we give you a look at five crimes against Rittenhouse.
Count 1: Reckless First Degree Manslaughter, Use of a Dangerous Weapon
Count 1 alleges that Rittenhouse negligently caused the death of 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum in such circumstances as to show complete disregard for human life.
Wisconsin law allows the use of deadly force only when it is “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.”
Count 2: First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Use of a Dangerous Weapon
Count 2 alleges that Rittenhouse recklessly endangered the safety of conservative Daily Caller journalist Richard McGuinness, under circumstances that demonstrate a total disregard for human life.
Count 3: First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Use of a Dangerous Weapon
Count 3 alleges that Rittenhouse recklessly endangered the safety of an unidentified man, known in the courts as the “jumping man,” under circumstances that showed utter contempt for human life. do
The man at one point jumped into Rittenhouse, tried to kick him and the young man opened fire. “I thought if I had been knocked out, if I hadn’t fired, I would have stepped on my face,” he said. Rittenhouse fired twice at the man and missed.
Count 4: Intentional first-degree murder, use of a dangerous weapon
Count 4 states that Rittenhouse caused the death with intent to kill 26-year-old Anthony Huber. It is the most serious charge he faces, which carries a mandatory life sentence. After Rosenbaum was shot and killed, Huber rode his skateboard at Rittenhouse.
Prosecutors also requested that the jury be instructed on second-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and second-degree reckless homicide.
Defense attorneys contested the charge of second-degree reckless homicide. The judge said he “accepted” the defense’s argument. But it would likely allow lesser charges of second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree negligent homicide.
Count 5: First Degree Attempted Intentional Murder, Use of a Weapon
Count 5 states that Rittenhouse attempted to cause the death of 27-year-old Gage Groskretz with intent to murder.
After Huber was shot, Rittenhouse testified, he saw Groskretz lunge at him and point the gun at his head. Rittenhouse shot him, he testified. Grosskreutz was wounded.
Groskretz said he drew his firearm because he believed Rittenhouse was an active shooter.
Prosecutors are seeking lesser charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree reckless endangerment. Schroeder said he was inclined to agree with the prosecution.
remember: When proceedings began Monday morning, the judge dismissed the gun crime charge.