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Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of killing 2 people in Kenosha, released on $ 2 million bail

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who was filmed filming three people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August and accused of killing two people, has been released from prison after posting $ 2million bail. dollars, said the sheriff.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Mr Rittenhouse was released on Friday afternoon. A lawyer for Mr Rittenhouse said supporters for the teenager had raised the funds necessary to win his release as he awaited trial. Ricky Schroder, an actor, and Mike Lindell, the managing director of MyPillow who is also an ally of President Trump, made donations that put the bond fund “on top”, attorney L. Lin Wood, written on twitter.

Mr Rittenhouse, who is white, has become a polarizing figure since the shooting in August. He became a hero to some conservatives, who said he was acting in self-defense and tried to protect the city from destruction by patrolling the streets with a military-style rifle. Protests rocked the city after a Kenosha policeman shot Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, in the back.

Videos of the protests showed Mr Rittenhouse gunning down three people, two of whom have died: Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. He was charged with six felonies, including two counts of intentional first degree homicide.

Mr Rittenhouse told the Washington Post this week that he has no regrets about bringing the gun to the protest and that he had an adult friend buy it for him after he gave it to the friend of the money from a government stimulus check.

“I feel like I had to protect myself,” he says. “I would have died that night if I hadn’t.”

Mr Huber’s father had urged a judge at a bail hearing earlier this month to keep Mr Rittenhouse in pre-trial detention, saying he believed Mr Rittenhouse considered himself “au- above the law ”. Mr Rittenhouse had been held in an Illinois jail, where he lived, for almost two months, as his lawyers fought unsuccessfully to prevent him from being extradited to Wisconsin, where he will stand trial.

Julie Bosman contributed reporting.

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Kyle Rittenhouse bail set at $ 2 million in Kenosha protest filming

CHICAGO – The bail for Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager accused of killing two men during protests against a police shootout in Kenosha, Wis., Was set at $ 2 million on Monday as Mr. Rittenhouse was making his first court appearance in Wisconsin.

The father of one of the men who died has urged the court not to allow Mr Rittenhouse’s release, warning he poses a flight risk. “Kyle Rittenhouse believes he is above the law and he was treated as such by law enforcement,” said John Huber, father of Anthony M. Huber, who was killed in the shooting .

Mr Rittenhouse has become a notorious cause for Tories who insist he acted in self-defense, and donations have been made into a legal defense fund on his behalf. Even President Trump suggested shortly after the shooting that Mr. Rittenhouse’s actions were legitimate. “He was trying to get away from them, I guess it looks like,” Mr. Trump said at a press conference in August.

Mr Rittenhouse, 17, has been charged with six counts, including intentional first degree homicide, for the August 25 shooting which left two dead and a third injured. The shooting took place after a clash between demonstrators, who were protesting the shooting of a white policeman on Jacob Blake, a resident of Black Kenosha, and civilians armed with guns who said they had come to the center- town of Kenosha to protect businesses and private property after two nights of fires. , looting and destruction.

Monday afternoon’s hearing took place as Mr. Trump was scheduled to stage a rally at Kenosha Regional Airport on the last day of the campaign before Tuesday’s election. A protest against Mr Trump’s appearance is scheduled for Monday evening outside the Kenosha County courthouse, where protesters demonstrated in August.

Mr Rittenhouse spent nearly two months without bail in an Illinois detention center as his lawyers fought to prevent him from being returned to Wisconsin to face criminal charges.

According to records filed in connection with Mr. Rittenhouse’s arrest, he surrendered to Illinois Police near his home the day after the shooting. Mr Rittenhouse was accompanied by his mother, according to records, and cried at times.

“I shot two white children,” he told police, according to records. Mr Rittenhouse also told police he was “hired to protect Kenosha’s businesses during the riots and must protect himself,” the report said.

Sam Olejcik, owner of an auto repair business near the scene of the original shooting, said he did not hire Mr Rittenhouse to protect his business.

Mr Rittenhouse remained in detention on Monday afternoon as bail had not been paid. If he was to be released, the commissioner of the court overseeing the hearing ordered Mr Rittenhouse not to have contact with the families of the men who had been shot or not to possess a weapon.