Jury in Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial asks for additional copies of instructions, including several pages focusing on self-defense

Jury in Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial asks for additional copies of instructions, including several pages focusing on self-defense… The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial asked for extra copies of jury instructions, including pages that offer instructions on self-defense, CNN reported.

Jury in Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial asks for additional copies of instructions, including several pages focusing on self-defense
Jury in Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial asks for additional copies of instructions, including several pages focusing on self-defense—–

Rittenhouse is charged with shooting and killing two men — Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber — and injuring a third, Gaige Grosskreutz during 2020 protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

The charges include first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Rittenhouse, now 18-years-old, pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, claiming self-defense in all three cases.

The judge gave the jury 11 additional copies of pages 1-6 of the jury instructions, according to CNN.

Of those six pages, two outline self-defense instructions, CNN reported.

One page focuses on “crimes requiring intent to kill” and the final two focus on the charge of first-degree homicide for Rosenbaum’s killing.

The 12-person jury, which is down from 18 jurors that were present throughout the homicide trial, began deliberating on Tuesday morning, following closing statements made on Monday.

“It’s not all guilty or all not guilty. We could have guilty on some counts, not guilty on others,” CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig said Tuesday.

 

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