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Extradition hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse to take place Friday

Kyle Rittenhouse appears in court
Posted at 9:10 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 10:10:04-04

Kyle Rittenhouse's extradition hearing is scheduled for Friday after he allegedly shot and killed two protesters during Kenosha unrest in August.

Rittenhouse is accused of killing Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum during unrest in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake. However, Rittenhouse's attorneys say he was acting in self-defense.

Currently, Rittenhouse remains in juvenile detention even though he is charged as an adult in Wisconsin. Should he be extradited, Rittenhouse would undergo trial for the deaths of both Huber and Rosenbaum.

Attorney John Pierce said he intended to fight Rittenhouse's extradition.

At Rittenhouse's Oct. 9 hearing, Pierce questioned the teen's safety if he were to be brought back to Wisconsin, saying it would be like turning "him over to the mob."

The Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim says there have been threats made against Rittenhouse and his family.

“I don’t know that he is in any more or less danger than he would be here than he would be there,” said Nerheim.

Rittenhouse remains in juvenile detention

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