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Legal experts: Kyle Rittenhouse has strong self-defense claim

Randy Mancini 38 October 30, 2021
Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder presides over a pre-trial hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse, foreground, at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Schroeder laid out the final ground rules on what evidence will be allowed when Rittenhouse goes on trial for killing two people and wounding a third during a protest against police brutality in August 2020. (Mark Hertzberg/Pool Photo via AP)

Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder presides over a pre-trial hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse, foreground, at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Schroeder laid out the final ground rules on what evidence will be allowed when Rittenhouse goes on trial for killing two people and wounding a third during a protest against police brutality in August 2020. (Mark Hertzberg/Pool Photo via AP)

Legal experts surrounding the Kyle Rittenhouse case say the teen has a strong claim of “self-defense.”

The 18-year-old is due for trial Monday as he faces six counts, including homicide charges for the deaths of two men in August of 2020. Rittenhouse also greatly injured a third person after traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin bearing an AR-style semiautomatic rifle.

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Experts say under Wisconsin law, Rittenhouse has a strong self-defense case and prosecutors will have to convince the jury he forfeited that claim after showing up with a weapon.

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