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Extradition hearing for Ill. teen charged with homicide of 2 protesters delayed for 30 days

Posted at 8:20 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:25:16-04

WAUKEGAN, ILL. — The Antioch, Ill. teen charged in the homicide of two protesters in Kenosha did not appear in a Waukegan court Friday morning. Attorneys appeared for an extradition hearing via video conference due to COVID-19 precautions.

Kyle Rittenhouse was granted a 30-day extension for an extradition hearing. Rittenhouse will have a status of extradition hearing on Sept. 25.

Rittenhouse was charged in the fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha and the wounding of a third.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley filed the charges against Rittenhouse Thursday afternoon. The charges include one count of first-degree intentional homicide; one count of first-degree reckless homicide; one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide; and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.

Rittenhouse, according to a criminal complaint, fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during unrest in Kenosha on Aug. 25. He shot a third person in the arm.

Rittenhouse turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

If convicted, he could face a life sentence.

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