Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and four other charges on Friday in connection to the fatal shooting of two people and wounding of another during last year’s unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, reported CNN.
Rittenhouse took the stand and testified before the jury that he acted in self-defense. He broke down in tears during the testimony as he recounted the shootings during the chaotic night of unrest. The prosecution sought to show Rittenhouse acted criminally and recklessly.
The events of that night, almost all captured on video, were hardly in dispute, but the 12-person jury sided with the now 18-year-old teen who said that he was defending himself.
KGO hosts Pat Thurston, Mark Thompson and Chip Franklin share their reactions to the verdict.
Pat Thurston talks to callers about the Kenosha jury finding Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all five felony counts.
Listeners call in to The Mark Thompson Show to discuss Rittenhouse’s verdict.
Chip Franklin shared his reaction on Twitter.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, California Governor Newsom, and President Biden went to social media to state their thoughts on the verdict.