Kyle Rittenhouse, teen charged in Kenosha killings, bound over for trial

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two protesters during a Kenosha protest in August, is headed to trial.

Thursday’s ruling by Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating came after a contentious hearing during which 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney sought to show that the teen had acted in self-defense.

Commissioner Keating also denied two motions filed by Rittenhouse’s attorney earlier this week. The defense was looking to drop two charges against the Illinois teen, including possessing a dangerous weapon and first-degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon.

Rittenhouse is charged with homicide and attempted homicide for fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz on Aug. 25

Rittenhouse’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan 5, 2021.