Kyle Rittenhouse trial delayed until fall
Updated: 10:01 a.m. on March 10, 2021
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There's a delay in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. The teen is accused of killing two protesters and injuring a third in Kenosha in August 2020.
Rittenhouse's trial was scheduled to start March 29 but in court Wednesday, March 10, the prosecutor and the defense agreed that’s too soon.
Both sides asked the judge for a new trial date.
The delay is not a surprise, when the trial was scheduled earlier this year, the attorneys told the judge they likely would not be ready.
"There are a number of outstanding issues with discovery, DNA testing and some other issues that need to be taken care of. There are also some logistics with regards to the jury that need to be hammered out," said Thomas Binger, Assistant DA for Kenosha County.
Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three protestors, 2 died and one was injured.
The defense plans to argue it was self-defense.
Nov. 1, is the new trial date.
Rittenhouse is back in court on May 17 for a status hearing.
New trial date: Prosecutor & Defense agree to push trial date from March to the fall. Nov 1 is the new date. Not a surprise. March trial date was more of a placeholder. Rittenhouse will be back in court May 17 for status hearing. https://t.co/Jb9eFzNiPj— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) March 10, 2021
Published: 8:15 a.m. on March 10, 2021
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is scheduled to appear in court.
Kyle Rittenhouse faces multiple charges, including reckless homicide.
Prosecutors say Rittenhouse traveled to Kenosha from his home in Antioch, Illinois, in August after a local militia asked for help protecting businesses from protesters.
Rittenhouse opened fire on protesters, killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz. Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, has argued that he fired in self-defense.
He's due in court in Kenosha on Wednesday to go over final preparations for his March 29 trial.