17-year-old accused of killing 2 protesters in Kenosha won’t face charges: prosecutors

A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, prosecutors said Tuesday.

An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

There is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois, it said.

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Rittenhouse of Antioch, stays held in a juvenile detention centre in Lake County with out bond because of pending felony fees in Kenosha. Rittenhouse is due again in Lake County courtroom on Oct. 30 for an extradition listening to.

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His arrest has turn out to be a rallying level for some at the proper, with a criminal defence fund that has attracted hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in donations. However others see Rittenhouse as a home terrorist whose presence with a rifle incited the protesters.

Defence lawyers have portrayed Rittenhouse as a brave patriot who was once exercising his proper to endure fingers throughout unrest over the taking pictures of Blake, who’s Black.

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