Jury enters day 2 of Rittenhouse deliberations

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Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) – Day one of deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial is in the books.

And without a verdict, the case remains in the jury’s hands.

Was Kyle Rittenhouse looking for trouble, or protecting his own life, when he shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. That’s something the jury is now working to determine. The 12-person jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial is now deliberating his fate.

After he shot three men, killing two, during turbulent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. Rittenhouse selected those who would seal his fate by pulling juror numbers from a drum, raffle-style, from the pool of 18 who heard the case. Those selected became the six alternates.

“That’s been the practice in this court for, I’m going to say, 20 years at least that I’ve been doing that, that the defendant, in a criminal case, is the one who makes the selections from the tumbler.”

It’s now up to 7 women and 5 men to determine if he fired the shots in self-defense or if he was acting as a vigilante. Twice during Tuesday’s session, jurors requested copies of the jury instructions. Specifically, the portion on self-defense.

And after several hours in the deliberation room, the jury opted to break for the evening because they’re not sequestered. The judge reminded them about the rules before they were sent home.

Schroeder says: “you can’t talk with anybody about the case, even if all 12 of you by happenstance end up at the same place.” Deliberations are expected to resume Wednesday morning.

In Kenosha, Wisconsin, Madeleine Rivera.

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