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Rittenhouse has preliminary hearing on Wisconsin charges Thursday

Kyle Rittenhouse
Posted at 5:51 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 13:21:39-05

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two men during an August protest in Wisconsin faced a preliminary hearing in the case.

Hearings such as the one Thursday morning in Kenosha are generally used to determine whether enough evidence exists to proceed to a trial.

Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with homicide and attempted homicide in the shootings. They came during a night of unrest in Kenosha following the police shooting two days earlier of Jacob Blake, a Black man.

Rittenhouse is free on $2 million bond largely provided by supporters who see him as a patriot who was trying to protect other people's property.

Others view him as a trigger-happy youth whose presence with a rifle incited protesters.

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