The legal team for Kyle Rittenhouse has released a statement regarding his defense.
The 17-year-old was among a group protecting private properties during the ongoing riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During an altercation with the rioters, he shot three people, two of them fatally. He has been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, Reckless Homicide, Attempted Intentional Homicide, Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon While Under the Age of 18.
Rittenhouse is being represented by Pierce Bainbridge, who also represented Representative and former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in her suit against Hillary Clinton. Bainbridge is also joined by Nicholas Sandmann attorney L. Lin Wood, and several other prominent criminal defense lawyers.
Bainbridge released the following on Friday evening: