On August 25, 2020, three years ago, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two individuals in what a jury of his peers subsequently determined to be justifiable homicide.
This week, the now-20-year-old discovered that he may be required to return to court in connection with the events that transpired during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
According to an exclusive report on the website of the independent news organization Texas Scorecard, Rittenhouse is one of several co-defendants in a wrongful death suit filed by the estate of Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the men mortally shot that evening.
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In addition to Rittenhouse, the estate of Rosenbaum has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Kenosha and West Allis, several counties and sheriff’s departments, and Kenosha officials.
Unsurprisingly, the estate is pursuing “compensatory and punitive damages” for Rosenbaum’s death.
Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum four times, but only after Rosenbaum chased the 17-year-old, hurled a “sack of items” at him, and then reached for his pistol, according to witnesses cited by Texas Scorecard. Rosenbaum was killed by the gunfire.
Rittenhouse was then compelled to defend himself against a “mob of protestors,” resulting in the shooting of two additional men, one fatally.
Prior to that fateful evening, Rosenbaum had spent “most of his adult life” in prison for assaulting five boys younger than 13 years old.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
He had also struggled with “extensive mental health issues,” according to testimony from his fiancee.
The trial resulted in Rittenhouse’s full acquittal the following year. CONTINUE READING…