Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail Friday. Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail Friday. |  Photo: Kenosha County Sheriff's Office

The Associated Press
Updated: November 20, 2020 05:03 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 03:26 PM

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - An Illinois 17-year-old charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin has posted bail and been released from custody.

Kyle Rittenhouse posted a $2 million cash bond in Kenosha on Friday.

Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during an Aug. 25 protest against police racism and brutality in Kenosha.

Rittenhouse’s attorneys insist he was acting in self-defense. Some conservatives have portrayed Rittenhouse as a patriot who was exercising his right to bear arms to protect property.

A legal defense fund for him has attracted millions of dollars in donations.


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