Jury in Kyle Rittenhouse trial reaches verdict

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Jury in Kyle Rittenhouse trial reaches verdict

Jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial have reached a verdict.

It’s not immediately clear when the verdict will be announced. Deliberations began on Tuesday.

Emotions have been running high in anticipation of the verdict, with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers deploying National Guard troops to Kenosha.

Rittenhouse faces five charges, including intentional homicide, for shootings that killed two men and injured a third during last year’s riots in Kenosha.

The case has left Americans divided over whether Rittenhouse, 18, was a patriot taking a stand against lawlessness or a vigilante.

Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, were killed in the shootings, and Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, was wounded.

Judge Bruce Schroeder threw out a weapons charge against Rittenhouse on a technicality over the length of the gun’s barrel.

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Kyle Rittenhouse is seen in court as the jury announced it had reached a verdict.
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Kyle Rittenhouse and lawyer.
Kyle Rittenhouse faces five charges, including intentional homicide.
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Activists calling for the conviction of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Americans are divided over whether Kyle Rittenhouse was a patriot taking a stand against lawlessness or a vigilante.
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A seventh count against the teen for violating curfew on the night of the shootings was also dismissed after the judge ruled that prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence.

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