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EXPLAINER: What charges did Kyle Rittenhouse face?

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 17:12:07-05

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted on all charges in the fatal shooting of two men and wounding of a third during a night of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

Among the counts the 18-year-old from nearby Antioch, Illinois, faced were one count of reckless homicide and one count of intentional homicide.

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A jury cleared teen Kyle Rittenhouse of all five counts against him in the shooting of three men during racial injustice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. (AP Graphic)

He also was charged with one count of attempted intentional homicide.

He was acquitted on five counts in total.

The judge previously dismissed two other charges.

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