Judge OKs agreement to destroy gun used by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha killings

A spokesman for Rittenhouse said the 19-year-old wanted to destroy the rifle so nothing can be used as a political symbol or trophy celebrating the shootings.

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1/28/2022 9:13:00 PM

A Wisconsin judge has approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to kill two people during a 2020 street protest.

A spokesman for Rittenhouse said the 19-year-old wanted to destroy the rifle so nothing can be used as a political symbol or trophy celebrating the shootings.

minutes agoKyle Rittenhouse walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., in this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo. A Wisconsin judge on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest.Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the state crime lab would destroy the gun, probably in April. Judge Bruce Schroeder, the Kenosha County judge who presided over Rittenhouse’s trial, approved the agreement.

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Judge to hear Kyle Rittenhouse request today for gun used in Kenosha shootingsA Wisconsin judge was set to hear arguments on whether prosecutors should return to Kyle Rittenhouse the assault-style rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest. From the Associated Press. YES THEY SHOULD ITS HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT NAUSEATING.

Kyle Rittenhouse heads to court to get gun used in shootingsA Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments on whether prosecutors should return to Kyle Rittenhouse the assault-style rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest Blubbering Kyle🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I hope the families of those men he killed sue the pants off him and any future earnings Wonder how much he’ll pay this judge

Kyle Rittenhouse heads to court to get gun used in Kenosha shootingsA Wisconsin judge will hear arguments on whether prosecutors should return to the assault-style rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people Is it the same judge that helped Rittenhouse get away with murder? He should then ask the courts to destroy the gun and all the items if that is 'truly' want he plans to do anyway.

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Judge to hear Kyle Rittenhouse request today for gun used in Kenosha shootingsA Wisconsin judge was set to hear arguments on whether prosecutors should return to Kyle Rittenhouse the assault-style rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest. From the Associated Press. YES THEY SHOULD ITS HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT NAUSEATING.

Kyle Rittenhouse heads to court to get gun used in Kenosha shootingsA Wisconsin judge will hear arguments on whether prosecutors should return to the assault-style rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people Is it the same judge that helped Rittenhouse get away with murder? He should then ask the courts to destroy the gun and all the items if that is 'truly' want he plans to do anyway.

19 minutes ago Kyle Rittenhouse walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., in this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo. A Wisconsin judge on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File) MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the state crime lab would destroy the gun, probably in April. Judge Bruce Schroeder, the Kenosha County judge who presided over Rittenhouse’s trial, approved the agreement. Rittenhouse’s attorney had filed a motion asking prosecutors to return Rittenhouse’s rifle, his ammunition, his face mask and other clothing he was wearing the night of the shooting to him. A spokesman for Rittenhouse said last week that Rittenhouse, who is now 19, wanted to destroy the rifle so nothing can be used as a political symbol or trophy celebrating the shootings. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge was set to hear arguments Friday on whether prosecutors should return to Kyle Rittenhouse the assault-style rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest. Rittenhouse shot the men during the protest in Kenosha in 2020. He killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm. Rittenhouse argued he fired in self-defense after each of the men attacked him. A jury last year acquitted him of multiple charges, including homicide. Rittenhouse’s attorney, Mark Richards, filed a motion Jan. 19 asking prosecutors to return Rittenhouse’s rifle, his ammunition, his face mask and other clothing he was wearing the night of the shooting to him. Richards and David Hancock, a spokesman for Rittenhouse, said last week that Rittenhouse, who is now 19, wants to destroy the rifle and throw the rest of the items away so nothing can be used as a political symbol or trophy celebrating the shootings. Conservatives across the nation have praised Rittenhouse, saying he was defending Kenosha from far-left militants. Liberals have painted him as a trigger-happy vigilante. The motion hearing was before Judge Bruce Schroeder, the Kenosha County judge who presided over Rittenhouse’s trial. Hancock said Rittenhouse would not be in court for Friday’s hearing. Meanwhile, another legal fight is brewing over the fate of the $2 million conservatives raised to cover Rittenhouse’s bail. Richards filed a motion Thursday seeking the money, with plans to divide it between his law firm and the #FightBack Foundation. Attorneys Lin Wood and John Pierce, who were representing Rittenhouse in the early days of case, formed the foundation to raise money for him. Richards also wants to give $150,000 back to actor Ricky Schroder, who donated to Rittenhouse’s defense. The Patent and Trademark Hedge Fund Trust filed a motion Thursday laying claim to the $2 million as well. The trust’s attorneys argue they’re Pierce’s creditors so they deserve all the money. It was unclear whether the judge would take up the motions Friday. Demonstrators took to the streets for a number of nights in Kenosha in August 2020 after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back as Blake was resisting arrest during a domestic disturbance. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down. The protests turned chaotic at times, with people burning buildings. Rittenhouse and his friend, Dominick Black, joined a group of militia members to protect a used car lot on the night of Aug. 25, 2020. Rittenhouse, who was 17 at time and living in Antioch, Illinois, was armed with an AR-15-style rifle that Black had purchased for him earlier that year because he was too young to buy a firearm under Wisconsin law. According to the motion, Black had agreed that the rifle would become Rittenhouse’s property on his 18th birthday, Jan. 3, 2021. Bystander and surveillance video shows that just before midnight Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse down and Rittenhouse shot him as he closed in on him. He shot Huber after Huber swung a skateboard at his head and Grosskreutz after Grosskreutz ran up to him holding a pistol. Everyone involved in the shooting was white. Black pleaded no contest to two citations earlier this month for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in exchange for prosecutors dropping two felony charges of intent to sell a dangerous weapon to a person younger than 18. Sponsored