'Everyone's going to be on their toes': Legal expert weighs in ahead of jury selection in Kyle Rittenhouse trial

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A two-week trial for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of shooting three people during Kenosha unrest, killing two of them, will begin Monday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. 

Rittenhouse's defense will argue he shot the men in self-defense and he had no intentions of killing anyone when he left his house in Antioch, Illinois and headed to Kenosha.  

One of the big pieces of evidence in this trial will be the viral video that shows Rittenhouse firing his weapon. The video also shows the confrontation between him and protesters.

During the trial -- the judge will allow the defense to use their use-of-force expert, but he can only testify about the video of the shootings and explain how quickly the incident evolved.

The prosecution heavily denies this self-defense notion. They argue that Rittenhouse came to Kenosha as the aggressor, to join counter-protesters in violence.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said it will have an increased police presence in and around the courthouse during the trial. 

In a process called  Voir Dire Voir Dire, the judge, the prosecution and the defense will choose 20 impartial jurors to decide Rittenhouse's fate

Watch here as a legal expert weighs in on CBS 58 Morning News ahead of day 1 of the trial: 






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