A court in Wisconsin denied Kyle Rittenhouse's defense attorney's request to dismiss two charges facing the 17-year old on Thursday. Rittenhouse has four additional charges originating from the confrontation with the Black Lives Matter agitators on August 25.
Rittenhouse's defense attorney Mark Richards requested the dismissal of a felony charge of recklessly endangering public safety with a dangerous weapon by a minor. He argued that the Antioch teen was acting in self-defense during the incident.
Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger strongly opposed the motion to dismiss the charges.
"We don't allow teenagers to run around with guns; it's really that simple," Binger said. "A teenager, in this case, killed two people and shot a third because teenagers shouldn't be allowed to run around with dangerous weapons because bad things happen."
Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating said there was sufficient evidence to charge the teen during the preliminary virtual hearing. Rittenhouse sat behind his attorney without a mask and was not called to testify.
Earlier, Richard had argued that his client would not receive a fair hearing because of the nature of the case and that he feared for his client's safety. His attempts to stop Rittenhouse's extradition to Kenosha failed after an Illinois court ruled it had no jurisdiction in the case.
Rittenhouse spent most of his time behind bars after the shooting incident. The court released him a few weeks ago on a $2 million bond.
Rittenhouse fatally shot two BLM agitators Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and injured a third Gaige Grosskreutz after they attacked him during Jacob Blake's protests.
The Left accuses Rittenhouse of being a racist and carrying an AR-15 to the protests looking for trouble. Contrarily, Rittenhouse attended the protest to defend property from protesters widely known for looting and vandalism. Rittenhouse's trial will resume on January 5, 2021.
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