The only protagonist was shot Kyle Rittenhouse to survive he has to testify on Monday, and give a testimony to the court that must decide whether a young man in the United States fears for his life after being shot.
Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, who had a gun in his hand as he entered Rittenhouse, was shot in the hand when Rittenhouse shot two others in the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Evidence in the first week of the Rittenhouse trial showed that people present came to help Grosskreutz and put a tourniquet on his arm before lifting him into a car that rushed him to the hospital.
Rittenhouse, 18, is accused of shooting Grosskreutz and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber on August 25, 2020. An 18-year-old man from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 when he went to Kenosha with an AR rifle and a shotgun. medical equipment he said was trying to protect the property from the demonstrations that took place during the shooting of Jacob Blake, A Black Man, is a white Kenosha policeman.
Rittenhouse is white, like the three men who shot, but the case has raised questions about justice, police, guns and white opportunities.
Grosskreutz, a former hospital worker who, like Rittenhouse, was carrying medical supplies that night, said he was in Kenosha to support the demonstrations and to help anyone injured.
Rittenhouse, who is serving a life sentence he denied the charge and allegedly defended himself. His lawyer told the court that Rittenhouse had defended itself.
In the first week of Rittenhouse’s trial, prosecutors played a number of videos that featured the night’s events in various ways. The judges heard testimony from people who owned the Rittenhouse, as well as police and loved ones of the deceased men.
Jason Lackowski, a former Marine who was on the streets of Kenosha carrying his rifle, testified Friday about Rosenbaum, the first Rittenhouse man to shoot. Lackowski said Rosenbaum was acting “brutally” but did not appear to be dangerous.
Lackowski said he saw Rosenbaum as a “ghost fool”, and turned around and ignored him. He admitted he had not seen anything that happened between Rittenhouse and Rosenbaum, including their last argument.
Some witnesses testified last week that Rosenbaum was “dangerous” and angrily threatened to kill Rittenhouse that night and that Rosenbaum was shot after chasing Rittenhouse and firing his shotgun.
Critics have portrayed Rittenhouse as a bloodthirsty and inexperienced youth who criticized his age and medical education for others that night. Rittenhouse’s lawyer said he had defended himself, meaning that among other things Rittenhouse feared his weapon would be confiscated and used against him.
The prosecutor was confronted with a case in which Rosenbaum’s friend, Kariann Swart, revealed that he was taking medication for mood disorders and depression but did not fill out his instructions because local medicine had risen to prominence – many of which Rittenhouse’s lawyers could use in questioning. . portraying Rosenbaum as a perpetrator.
On the day of her death, Rosenbaum, 36, was released from Milwaukee Hospital. Judges were told a lot, but not why they were allowed – after they tried to commit suicide.
Rosenbaum’s assassination was one of the most important moments of the night as it sparked a bloodbath that followed.
Rittenhouse shot and killed Huber, a 26-year-old protester who was seen in the video beating Rittenhouse with a skateboard. Rittenhouse injured Grosskreutz.
Rittenhouse could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
The case is the largest court case in which a civilian has the right to defend himself since George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed young black man, in 2013.
Two judges were also removed last week. One person was discarded due to possible bias after telling jokes about Blake’s shooting to a court security officer, and the pregnant woman was removed after saying she was experiencing a certain problem. 18 judges remain, and 12 will eventually be selected for trial.
Last month, Grosskreutz filed a lawsuit against the city and state of Kenosha, along with other law enforcement officials, saying it had sent a “white army” to crack down on protests against Blake’s shooting.