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Who is Kyle Rittenhouse, Why are people calling him a murderer?

Kyle Rittenhouse's murderer is trending on social media now after Rittenhouse was found not guilty to all charges

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Who is Kyle Rittenhouse, Why are people calling him a murderer?

Kyle Rittenhouse's murderer is trending on social media now after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty to all charges on Friday. The 19-year-old, who made headlines as he faces murder charges, posted a photo of himself wearing a suit, tie and glasses outside the Capitol American.

Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last year of all charges related to a shooting that killed two people and injured a third during the 2020 Kenosha riots, has been a rising figure in conservative politics since his trial.

He spoke at the AmericaFest convention in December, and earlier this year appeared on "The Jenna Ellis Show" podcast, where he slammed President Biden for not returning calls.

Rittenhouse also spun her newfound fame into various media ventures.

Who is Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse is a native of Antioch, Illinois, which is about 15 miles from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The white teenager, who lived with his mother, has been described as a 'fan' of the police.

Kyle Rittenhouse first came to public attention after videos were posted to social media. On August 25, 2020, showed him armed with a gun and running at the scene of a shooting.

The teen was charged two days later and could face life in prison if convicted of first-degree intentional manslaughter.

Lawyers for Mr Rittenhouse have said his actions were in self-defense against angry protesters. Last year, attorney John Pierce said on Twitter that the teen was "a Minuteman protecting the community from him when the government wouldn't."

“More American men should do his duty,” said Pierce, who no longer represents Rittenhouse. "He is a shining example of the American fighting spirit."

Reactions after the verdict

"There is no responsibility for the person who murdered our son," Anthony Huber's family said in a statement, following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.

"We are heartbroken and angry that Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in his criminal trial for the murder of our son Anthony Huber. There was no justice today for Anthony, nor for Rittenhouse's other victims, Joseph Rosenbaum and Gaige Grosskreutz," they said.

"Make no mistake: our fight to hold those responsible for Anthony's death accountable continues in full force. Neither Rittenhouse nor the Kenosha police who authorized his bloody rampage will escape justice. Anthony will have his day in court ", they added.

Joseph Rosenbaum's fiancée said after the verdict that she felt "in this case the lives of the victims don't matter."

"If one person's life or two people's lives don't matter, then none of our lives matter," Kariann Swart told reporters. "And I feel like in this case, it seems like the lives of the victims don't matter. And I don't think that's acceptable."

What Happened in Kenosha

In August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, then 17, wandered the dark streets of Kenosha wearing a backwards baseball cap, a green T-shirt, and a long rifle.

That night, protesters took to the streets of the Wisconsin city to demand justice after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back as his children looked on from their car. As the 29-year-old black man fought for his life in the hospital, people marched in the streets for three days.

At times, protesters and armed civilians clashed, but on the night of August 25 things took a deadly turn.

The teen scuffled with protesters near a car dealership and opened fire, allegedly killing two people and wounding a third, according to a criminal complaint.

Rittenhouse was charged with felony murder in connection with the shooting and murder of Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, and attempted felony murder for allegedly wounding Gaige Grosskreutz. He was also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon when he was under 18, a misdemeanor, according to court records.

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