Illinois defends plan to send teen to Wisconsin in 2 deaths
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Illinois prosecutors are defending an effort to send a teenager to Wisconsin to face charges in the deaths of two protesters in August.
The Lake County state’s attorney met a deadline to respond to Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers, who are fighting his extradition to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse surrendered to police in his hometown, Antioch, Illinois.
A court hearing is scheduled for next Friday. Rittenhouse’s legal team is raising technicalities about typographical errors in documents. Prosecutors call it a “red herring.”
Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters during unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who is Black.
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