KENOSHA, Wis. — Jurors in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial returned Friday for the fourth day of deliberations in the high-profile case.
The jury of seven women and five men is weighing whether Rittenhouse, 18, was acting in self-defense or provoking violence when he shot dead two men and injured a third during riots in Kenosha last year.
As jurors weighed the evidence presented during the two-week trial, two mistrial requests from Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys hung over the case.
The requests have the potential to upend the verdict if jurors decide to convict Rittenhouse, including one that asks the judge to prevent prosecutors from retrying the teen.
The fourth day of deliberations comes after Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC from the court a day