A judge Friday morning ordered the extradition of Kyle Rittenhouse, and the Illinois teenager accused of killing two people at a protest in Kenosha is already in jail in Wisconsin, TMJ4 reports.
Rittenhouse, 17, travelled from his home in Illinois on August 25 because of protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back multiple times as he leaned into his SUV. His three sons were in the back seat, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Rittenhouse is accused of using an AR-15 style weapon to fatally shoot Joesph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, at the protest and wound Gaige Grosskreutz, 26. He has been charged with with intentional homicide, attempted homicide, reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
Earlier this month, Illinois officials announced that Rittenhouse would not face gun charges in his home state — where it is also illegal for a person under 18 to have possession of such a weapon — after an investigation determined the firearm was purchased, stored, and used in Wisconsin and was never in Illinois.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys say the teenager acted in self-defense, TMJ4 reported. They tried to block the extradition, but Lake County Judge Paul Novak said all the documentation was in order and granted the request to send him to Wisconsin.
The defense attorney said he would file an appeal, but Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the station he was already in Wisconsin.
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