The 12-member jury who acquitted on Friday https://www.reuters.com/world/us/jury-rittenhouse-murder-trial-deliberate-fourth-day-2021-11-19 the American teenager Kyle Rittenhouse of all the charges his murder trial following shootings at protests in Kenosha, Wis. last year covered five felony counts https://www.wpr.org/sites/default/files/ rittenhouse.pdf and several related charges.
All five counts contained the aggravating factor of “use of a dangerous weapon”. COUNT 1: UNINTENDED FIRST-DEGREE HOMICIDE
The crime stems from the fact that Rittenhouse shot dead Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and carries a sentence of up to 60 years in prison. Video from the trial showed Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse through a used car parking lot as Rittenhouse shouted, “Friendly, friendly, friendly.” Rittenhouse and a witness said Rosenbaum, who was unarmed, attempted to grab the teenager’s rifle.
The prosecution forced the jury to conclude that Rittenhouse had caused death with “total disregard for human life.” https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/940/i/02 »CHEFS 2 AND 3: FIRST DEGREE UNINTENDED DANGEROUS SECURITY
Prosecutors say that when Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum, the teenager recklessly endangered the safety of a bystander, Richard McGinnis. McGinnis, chief video director of the Daily Caller, a conservative website, said Rosenbaum attempted to grab the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle before the teenager fired at Rosenbaum. Before Rittenhouse shoots Anthony Huber, the video shows an unidentified man trying to kick Rittenhouse and the teenager firing two shots at him, which appear to be missing. Prosecutors also charged Rittenhouse with reckless first degree endangerment of security for the incident.
The crime is punishable by a fine of up to $ 25,000 and up to 12 and a half years in prison. COUNT 4: INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE AT THE FIRST DEGREE
This was the most serious charge Rittenhouse faced and similar to first degree murder in other states. He was liable to a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment. The charge stems from the death of Huber, 26, the second person to be shot by Rittenhouse.
After shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse fled the scene and was pursued by Huber and others. After tripping to the ground, Rittenhouse shot Huber, who threw a skateboard at him. The judge granted a prosecution’s request that the jury also consider second-degree intentional homicides and first-degree reckless homicides. Both face up to 60 years in prison.
Count 5: ATTEMPTED INTENTIONAL FIRST-DEGREE HOMICIDE This charge arises out of the fact that Rittenhouse injured 27-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, who lost part of his arm to the bullet. The crime is punishable by 60 years in prison.
The judge granted a prosecution’s request that the jury also consider the attempted second degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 60 years in prison, and reckless first degree endangerment , punishable by up to 12 and a half years in prison. .
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