17-year-old accused of killing 2 protesters in Kenosha will not face charges: prosecutors – National

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A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot dead by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois. prosecutors announced Tuesday.An investigation revealed that the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County state attorney’s office said.

There is no evidence the gun was ever physically owned by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois, he said.

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Rittenhouse of Antioch, remains being held in a Lake County juvenile detention center without bail due to pending criminal charges in Kenosha. Rittenhouse is due to return to Lake County court on October 30 for an extradition hearing.

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His arrest has become a rallying point for some on the right, with a legal defense fund that has attracted millions of dollars in donations. But others see Rittenhouse as a domestic terrorist whose presence with a gun incited protesters.

Defense attorneys have described Rittenhouse as a courageous patriot who exercised his right to bear arms during the unrest caused by the shooting of Blake, who is black.

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