Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18 year-old from Antioch, Illinois on trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin for charges stemming from fatally shooting two people and injuring a third in August 2020, was found not guilty on five charges on Nov. 19, 2021. 

The five charges included two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of first degree reckless homicide and two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, according to court records.

Charges for possession of a dangerous weapon for a person under 18 and failure to comply with a state emergency order were dismissed earlier in the trial, according to court records. 


Rittenhouse was taken into police custody on Nov. 11, 2020, and bond was set at $2 million. Bond was posted on Nov. 23, 2020.

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