UPDATED 12:57 PM PT – Friday, May 21, 2021
The prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Kyle Rittenhouse case have been busy assembling their witness lists in preparation for a return to court on September 17. Rittenhouse, 18, made his first in-person court appearance on Friday, during which both sides agreed to have a juror questionnaire ready by August 1.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his previous legal proceedings have been held virtually. The Illinois teen has been accused of fatally shooting two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin while defending businesses during Black Lives Matter protests last summer.
Meanwhile, Rittenhouse has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide as well as first-degree recklessly endangering safety in the fatal shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, during the August protests.
Currently, Rittenhouse is free on bail and living at an undisclosed location due to death threats. His trial is set to last two weeks and will begin on November 1. Sheriff’s officials have reported that security will be tight around all proceedings related to the case.