Kenosha Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder on Monday dismissed one of the six charges against Kyle Rittenhouse, according to CNN.
The judge dismissed what was listed as count six on the indictment against Rittenhouse: a misdemeanor charge for possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Judge at Kyle Rittenhouse trial dismisses charge of possession of dangerous weapon.
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The Associated Press explained the charge came about because Rittenhouse was armed with an AR-style rifle, and he was 17 at the time of the Kenosha riots.
Wisconsin law prohibits those under 18 from possessing firearms except for use in hunting. The charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months