When will Kyle Rittenhouse verdict be out? No result on day 2 as Kenosha sees clashes

On November 16, jurors deliberated for about 8.5 hours, and roughly 7.5 hours on November 17


                            When will Kyle Rittenhouse verdict be out? No result on day 2 as Kenosha sees clashes
There were clashes outside the Courthouse as jurors deliberated in the Rittenhouse trial (@TVTye/Twitter and Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images)
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KENOSHA, WISCONSIN: The first day of jury deliberations of Kyle Rittenhouse's trial for killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, ended on Tuesday, November 16. To the disappointment of many, the jury did not reach a verdict. Now the jury has deliberated for a second day in the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, with no result yet again. Rittenhouse, 18, faces charges of intentional, reckless and attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.

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On November 16, jurors deliberated for about 8.5 hours, and roughly 7.5 hours on November 17. Deja Vishny, a criminal defense attorney based in Wisconsin who is not involved in the case, said that lengthy deliberations are not uncommon. "With this many counts, it's not a surprise that they have come to a lengthy period of discussion," Vishny said.

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Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of killing two men and wounding a third during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob S Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot and seriously injured by police officer Rusten Sheskey on October 23, 2020, triggering widespread protests. Support for Rittenhouse has been strong, with people even selling merchandise to help him fund his legal fight. He's also been widely criticized after he was caught wearing a 'Free as f**k' shirt after being released on bail. In many ways, Rittenhouse has become the poster boy for America's divisive politics, which has only gotten more fire since his trial.

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Over the past few days, the prosecution has been calling up witnesses to testify about the events of the day. Some of those who have testified so far include Kenosha police detective Ben Antaramian, the lead detective in the case, and officer Jason Krueger, whose squad car Rittenhouse approached shortly after the shooting.

Clashes outside Kenosha County Courthouse

Clashes began to gain momentum outside the Kenosha County Courthouse as jurors deliberated in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. On November 17, two people were arrested amid the protests. According to the county sheriff’s office, a 20-year-old man has been arrested on allegations of battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. A woman, 34, was arrested on allegations of disorderly conduct.

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Kenosha police claimed that many police officers had to be summoned to keep local media and the crowd at bay. “The Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department fully recognize the importance of media coverage surrounding the trial. The media and the public have a responsibility to give space to law enforcement and allow them to perform their duties,” police said in a news release. “Please do so.”

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While some protesters supported Rittenhouse, others condemned him. Many expressed their support for 'Black Lives Matter'. Meanwhile, talking about Kyle Rittenhouse's testimony on November 10, criminologist Casey Jordan claimed that the 18-year-old defendant displayed 'sociopathic' tendencies. "But his demeanor is going to be his worst enemy," Jordan said. "He is coming across as so confidant, so arrogant, so unapologetic to almost be — I would argue — bordering on a sociopathic personality. He just believes what he did was right and he believes the court should agree with him as well." "And I don't know if that's going to come back to bite him. It's his demeanor, not his words that are going to get him in trouble," she added.

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