Teen killer Kyle Rittenhouse was convinced he would spend the rest of his life in prison for the deadly shootings at riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to the close friend charged with supplying his AR-15-style rifle.
Dominick Black, now 19, told investigators that he met the 17-year-old in the backroom of a Kenosha business soon after he had killed two men and badly injured another Aug. 25 during the fiery protests, according to footage of his police interview obtained by the Chicago Tribune.
“The dude’s sweating like a pig. He’s just freaking out. His face is white,” Black told the officer. “He’s like, ‘I’m going to jail for the rest of my life. I’m done’ … just scared,” he said.
Black, however, remained convinced the teen would be OK because he said he “heard more shots than I think [Rittenhouse] shot.”
“From what you’re telling me, you were defending yourself,” he reassured Rittenhouse, according to his interview.