Judge Bruce Schroeder, who’s overseeing the trial of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, granted a female juror’s request to take home a set of full jury instructions on Thursday night.
“Can you take the jury instructions home? Um, uh, uh, yes,” Judge Schroeder responded, after thinking over the question to himself. As the judge was weighing his decision, the defense team was seen slightly shaking their heads no.
After the jury was dismissed home, the judge noted the defense team’s apparent disapproval. Defense attorney Mark Richards told Judge Schroeder he was worried allowing the instructions to be taken home would lead to some sort of internet research.
The judge quickly dismissed the concern, claiming jurors could look things up with or without the 36 pages of instructions in front of