Kyle Rittenhouse could be considered an aggressor against one of the two men he shot and killed during last summer’s riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Judge Bruce Schroeder ruled Friday.
Rittenhouse, pleading self-defense, is also facing new charges for killing another man in the Aug. 25, 2020, event, based on another ruling by Schroeder.
The rulings were in favor of what has been so far a poorly-executed prosecution, which at times has drawn the wrath of Schroeder.
In a courtroom drone video of the shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney James Kraus argued Rittenhouse, then 17, started the conflict with Rosenbaum by initially raising his rifle, Reuters reported.
The jury should consider what actually happened, Schroeder ruled. “It’s the jury’s case and