Kyle Rittenhouse started to cry inconsolably during his testimony on November 11, forcing the judge to call for a 10-minute break. Rittenhouse's reaction has left the internet divided. A major portion of the public have slammed and trolled him, while others have rushed to take his side.
However, there has been a conspiracy theory that Rittenhouse was acting to earn sympathy from the jury. The trial is currently grabbing attention all over the US, and Judge Bruce Schroeder has been criticized for reportedly supporting the defense.
Kyle Rittenhouse began crying and could not speak anymore while elaborating on the time before he shot and killed Rosenbaum on August 25. The judge immediately halted the proceedings and gave Rittenhouse a 10-minute break.
Basketball stalwart LeBron James has also criticized the act on Twitter and accused him of putting on a show. James said that there were no tears in Rittenhouse’s eyes and he could not see one. The hearing also featured a lot of drama where the judge did not approve of the way the prosecutors were questioning Rittenhouse.
Crimes committed by Kyle Rittenhouse
Following the shooting of Jacob Blake by cops in August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two men and injured another in the arm while confronting them at two places. The 18-year-old was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, and the injured man was armed with a handgun.
Rittenhouse mentioned that he was in place to save a car dealership from being vandalized and provide medical aid. He was chased by a group alongside Joseph Rosenbaum. They fired a shot in the air, and a witness said that while Rosenbaum jumped at Rittenhouse, the latter fired four times at Rosenbaum, and he died.
In the second place, Rittenhouse tripped while running and he fired at the man who kicked him. Protestors surrounded Rittenhouse after the shooting, and a man named Anthony Huber hit Kyle with a skateboard and fought to take control of the rifle. However, Rittenhouse shot and killed Huber.
Another resident, Gaige Grosskreutz, went towards Rittenhouse with a handgun. Grosskreutz was shot by Rittenhouse and his right bicep was injured.
Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with multiple homicides and possession of a firearm. A 19-year-old was also arrested for providing Rittenhouse with a rifle. Kyle’s attorneys said that he did everything in self-defense and the reaction towards the incident was mixed. The trial for Rittenhouse started on November 1, 2021, in Kenosha.