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The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, after eight days of testimony, has gone to a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to arrive at verdicts in the highly publicized case.
The jury, which finished its second day of deliberation Tuesday, was considering seven counts, including first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree homicide. As Americans wait to learn Rittenhouse’s fate, it’s helpful to look back and see how we got here.
Self-defense expert and attorney Andrew Branca extensively covered the trial’s ins and outs. Branca has written that he thinks the jury should find Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty because he acted in self-defense in shooting three men who pursued him during a riot in Kenosha, killing two.
“I don’t even think it’s close. It should be an acquittal on all these criminal charges,” Branca says. “I’m sure what we’re experiencing here is a holdout of one or perhaps two jurors. The evidence is not close on any of these issues.”
Branca joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss what you need to know about the case.
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