An Illinois teen accused of fatally shooting two people Tuesday during a protest in Wisconsin won’t be extradited to face murder charges for at least a month, a judge ruled Friday.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly used an AR-15 to kill Joesph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, in Kenosha, where a police officer shot Jacob Blake, 29, days earlier. Rittenhouse is also accused of shooting Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, in the arm during Tuesday’s protests.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Rittenhouse wasn’t present for an extradition hearing scheduled Friday in Lake County Circuit Court. Rittenhouse requested to waive his appearance and for additional time so he can organize a legal team. The judge agreed to delay his extradition hearing until September 25.
Rittenhouse was arrested Wednesday in Lake County, Illinois. Per a criminal complaint, he’s charged with intentional homicide, attempted homicide, reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18
Ongoing protests in Kenosha are in response to Sunday’s shooting of Jacob Blake, 29. A video posted on social media reportedly showed police officer Rusten Sheskey shooting Blake in the back multiple times as he leaned into an SUV.
Blake’s three sons were in the car at the time, according to reports. Blake survived the shooting, but his family said he’s paralyzed from the waist down.
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