Judge sets bail at $2M for Kyle Rittenhouse, teen accused in Kenosha shootings
Updated: 1:27 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2020
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in court in Kenosha for the first time on Monday, Nov. 2.
He's the teenager from Illinois charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha in August.
The judge set Rittenhouse's bond at $2 million because he believes he is a flight risk.
Rittenhouse was extradited to Kenosha on Friday. This was his first court appearance in Kenosha County.
We heard from John Huber, whose son, Anthony, was killed during the protests.
He said Anthony hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard before Rittenhouse shot and killed him.
Huber says his son was only trying to take Rittenhouse's gun away.
"He was an active shooter and tried to flee," Huber said. "And my son lost his life protecting other people He was a hero and anyone who says otherwise is dead wrong."
Rittenhouse's attorneys argued he acted in self-defense.
Supporters raised more than $1 million for his defense.
Watch the hearing here:
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Published: 10:36 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2020
The hearing comes after the 17-year-old was extradited from Illinois on Friday, Oct. 30, to face charges in Wisconsin after he allegedly killed two people during protests in Kenosha in August.
Rittenhouse was seen with an assault-style rifle at the protest. His lawyer claims he fired it in self defense.
He could face life in prison if convicted on the charges.
The hearing is set for 1 p.m.