Kylie Rittenhouse rose to fame after he shot at four people, wounding one and killing two in the process.
His trial took another turn when he stood to testify on the events of August 25, 2020.
The jury in his trial is left to decide whether his actions were reasonable.
Rittenhouse has been charged with the use of a dangerous weapon, first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and he claims he was acting out of self-defense.
It all happened on the night of August 25th, 2020, Rittenhouse left his house in Antioch, Illinois, and went to Kenosha Wisconsin as he wanted to be part of the militia movement that protect buildings and properties in the path of the protest.
Kyle Rittenhouse broke down in tears at his murder trial while on the witness stand as he described the events of Aug. 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/bFoip1xmSg— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 10, 2021
When the Daily Caller asked Rittenhouse why he had been there, he said: “So, people are getting injured, and our job is to protect this business. Part of my job is also to help people. If there is somebody hurt, I’m running into harm’s way. That’s why I have my rifle because I have to protect myself. I also have my med kit.”
Rittenhouse during his trial said he was encountered one of the victims, Joseph Rosenblum, before and he has threatened to kill him twice.
Kyle Rittenhouse was:— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) November 10, 2021
Not there to give first aid.
Not there to save lives.
Not defending himself.
Not a victim.
He was there to play MAGA vigilante super-soldier and he executed two strangers. pic.twitter.com/zRi1inUME0
According to Rittenhouse, Rosenbaum said: “If I catch any of you f**kers alone, I’ll f**king kill you.”
Rittenhouse after becoming separated from other armed members of his group, Joseph ambushed him.
He broke down in tears in front of the judge and had to go on a break. On coming back, he said he had walked away only to hear a shot behind him and Joseph was walking towards him with all he’s got.
Coming back from lunch, Kyle Rittenhouse's defense team argues that the prosecution is purposely aiming for a mistrial.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 10, 2021
Meanwhile, the judge's phone rings. The ringtone is Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem "God Bless the U.S.A" pic.twitter.com/xGY3dJd4e4
“I remember his hand on the barrel of my gun,” Rittenhouse recalled. He then shot Rosenbaum four times, killing him.
Rittenhouse was going to turn himself him, but it seems like the angry mob wanted to take justice into their hands.
One jumped on him and tried to kick him and he shot at the person.
Rittenhouse fired at the person twice, because: “I thought if I were to be knocked out, he would have stomped my face in if I didn’t fire.”
Anthony Huber, 26 years old hit him with a skateboard and he shot him once in the chest, killing him.
The last person he shot was Gaige Grosskreutz, who pointed a pistol at him, but Rittenhouse shot him before he pulled the trigger, and luckily he survived it.
Holy f**cking shit the judge just completely snapped at the Kyle Rittenhouse prosector:— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 10, 2021
"I was astonished when you began his examination by commenting on the defendant's post arrest silence. That's basic law. It's been basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years." pic.twitter.com/BeWwcX4GH3
Another huge twist in the tale could yet be pending after the teenager’s lawyers called for a mistrial.
A heated argument ensued between Judge Schroeder and lead prosecutor Thomas Binger yesterday after Thomas questioned Rittenhouse’s decision to remain silent until now.
“That’s basic law, it’s been the basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years. I have no idea why you would do something like that,” Judge Schroeder said. “So I don’t know what you’re up to.”
“Don’t get brazen with me,” Judge Schroeder told Binger. “You know very well that an attorney can’t go into these types of areas when the judge has already ruled without asking outside the presence of the jury to do so.”
Defending himself, Binger said he was merely acting in good faith, to which Schroeder replied: “When you say you were acting in good faith, I don’t believe you.”