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Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen facing charges after leaving two dead and one seriously injured during the Kenosha Riots following the Death of Jacob Blake, has decided to plead not guilty during his arraignment today.
This comes after months of ridicule and speculation about Rittenhouse’s actions and intentions leading up to that night.
The charges Rittenhouse specifically faces include first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide.
Rittenhouse and his legal team argue that he behaved in self-defense after defending a local car dealership when the riots turned violent.
Currently, Rittenhouse is free on a two million dollar bail that was largely funded by independent donors.