Sheriff's office: Kyle Rittenhouse in custody at Kenosha County Jail
Updated: 5:13 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2020
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS 58/AP) -- An Illinois judge has granted the extradition of Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin to proceed.
BREAKING: Illinois judge issues ruling that Kyle Rittenhouse will be extradited to Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/X7A6j04rFq— Brittany Lewis (@brittlewisnews) October 30, 2020
Kenosha County Sheriff's Office tells CBS 58 Rittenhouse is already in custody at the Kenosha County Jail.
The ruling against Kyle Rittenhouse came Friday, Oct. 30 after a hearing in Waukegan, Illinois.
“We were confident from the beginning that this would turn out this way,” said Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, “Their challenge was that the charging documents on their face were not proper, we argued that they were and the judge agreed and that’s why he’s being extradited.”
Defense lawyers sought to convince the judge to block their client’s transfer to Wisconsin to face homicide charges.
(1/3) While we have great respect for Judge Novak, we obviously and strongly disagree with today’s decision. Kyle has an absolute statutory right to appeal the denial of his habeas corpus petition pursuant to 725 ILCS 225/10. https://t.co/9CfM80Ecf9— John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP) October 30, 2020
(2/3) We will be filing his notice of appeal immediately and pursuing Kyle’s righteous cause with swiftness and vigor in the Illinois Court of Appeal. We will never surrender. Kyle will be set free and cleared of all charges.— John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP)
(3/3) He is grateful to you all and asks for your continued prayers. God Bless Kyle Rittenhouse and the USA. #FightBack— John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP) October 30, 2020
Rittenhouse’s attorneys say he acted in self-defense when he opened fire during unrest following the shooting of a Jacob Blake by a Kenosha police officer.
Lake County prosecutors said it should be up to a Wisconsin judge, not one in Illinois, to decide whether there are sufficient grounds for charges.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office says a court date for Rittenhouse has not yet been set.
Read the ruling below:
Updated: 11:11 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2020
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS 58) – A judge will hand down a decision Friday, Oct. 30, on whether or not the Illinois teenager who shot and killed two protesters following the unrest in Kenosha, will be extradited to Wisconsin.
Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in court Friday morning in Waukegan, Illinois.
The defense has issues with the extradition documents. The attorney argues they are not valid because the charging documents were not sworn by a magistrate.
The prosecution is arguing that with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's warrant and the rest of the documents, they have what they need to extradite Rittenhouse to Wisconsin.
The shootings happened after Jacob Blake was shot by a Kenosha police officer.
Rittenhouse's attorney says he acted in self defense.
The judge said he would have a decision by 5 p.m.
This is a developing story, stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.