Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused of killing two people during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty Tuesday on all charges filed against him, numerous sources reported.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third amid summer protests on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, has pleaded not guilty to charges including intentional homicide. https://t.co/MkBxWmA0C4
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 5, 2021
Rittenhouse appeared for the virtual hearing Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to six charges, including first degree intentional homicide and attempted intentional homicide, according to the Associated Press.
His pre-trial conference is scheduled for March 10, and potential jury selection is scheduled for March 29, according to Fox 6 reporter Angelica Sanchez. His lawyer has reportedly requested more time before the trial. (RELATED: Kyle Rittenhouse Released From Jail On $2 Million Bond)
JUST IN: 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse enters not guilty pleas on all charges filed against him.
Pre-trial conference at this time is scheduled for March 10th, potential jury selection scheduled for March 29th. However his lawyer is requesting more time before trial. @fox6now pic.twitter.com/KG2sEDf3CJ
— Angelica Sanchez (@AngSanchezFox6) January 5, 2021
He has been accused of shooting and killing two protesters, Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, 22, during civil unrest in August ignited by the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Video showed Rittenhouse trying to surrender to Kenosha authorities after the shootings in August. He turned himself in to police in Antioch the day after the shootings.
Rittenhouse made his first court appearance Nov. 2 where he was deemed a flight risk and held on $2 million cash bond. He was released from jail nearly 3 weeks later after paying the bond.
Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the incident, and is a resident of Illinois, but will face charges in Wisconsin after an investigation revealed that the AR-15 he allegedly used in the shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin. He had never possessed the gun in Illinois.