Kyle Rittenhouse: Jury to decide fate of US teen gunman


A jury has been sent to deliberate in the case of a teen who shot three men amid civil unrest last year, in one of the most high-profile trials in the US. Wrapping up, prosecutors said Kyle Rittenhouse walked off like a “hero in a Western” after opening fire on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mr Rittenhouse’s lawyer said his client feared his own gun would be used on him after a “crazy person” ambushed him. The 18-year-old killed two men and injured a third on 25 August 2020. The Rittenhouse case was instantly politically divisive and its result is being closely watched across the nation. The defendant is white, as are the three men he shot.(BBC)…[+]