Kyle Rittenhouse makes first in-person court appearance

Kyle Rittenhouse makes first in-person court appearance

Kyle Rittenhouse, right, listens to his attorney, Mark Richards, during Rittenhouse’s pretrial hearing Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

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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.

In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse, left, with backwards cap, walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., with another armed civilian. Rittenhouse, the Illinois man accused of killing two people during the chaotic protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, was due Friday, May 21, 2020, to make his first in-person court appearance. COVID-19 protocols in the Kenosha County courthouse have forced Rittenhouse to make all his court appearances since he was charged in August via video from his attorney's office. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse, left, with backwards cap, walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., with another armed civilian. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

 

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.

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