The Jury In The Rittenhouse Trial Asked For Pages That Cover Self-Defense And Provocation, Crimes Requiring Intent To Kill And First-Degree Reckless Homicide

The Jury In The Rittenhouse Trial Asked For Pages That Cover Self-Defense And Provocation, Crimes Requiring Intent To Kill And First-Degree Reckless Homicide

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17 min agoRittenhouse jury asks judge for extra copies of jury instructionsFrom CNN’s Brad Parks

Jurors in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse have asked the judge for extra copies of the jury instructions, specifically pages 1 through 6.

In this case, attorneys from both sides did arrive, until the clerk learned the simplicity of the question, according to the courtroom pool reporter. The matter was not seen on courtroom pool cameras.

The jury was provided 11 additional copies, according to the courtroom pool reporter.  

Pages 2 through 3 of the jury instructions focus on the self-defense and provocation instructions. Page 4 of the jury instructions focuses on crimes requiring intent to kill. Pages 5 and 6 focus on the first count of first-degree reckless homicide for the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum.

Jurors began deliberating at 10:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

47 min agoA CNN legal analyst explains what happens when a jury begins deliberationsFrom CNN’s Elise Hammond

(CNN)The 12 jurors selected to deliberate the case and reach a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial have been instructed on the law, but no one tells them what to do once they get in the room.

“This is one of the great mysteries of our legal system,” CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig said of what happens next in the process.

He said the group typically will first elect a foreperson, but after that, different juries approach the task at hand in different ways.

“All we are going to know is we’ll get little hints periodically over the next several days,” Honig said, adding that those hints will come in the form of notes. The jury can ask to see certain evidence or have testimony read back them.

At the end, they will vote on each of the counts individually, Honig explained.

“It’s not all guilty or all not guilty. We could have guilty on some counts, not guilty on others,” he said.

A group of 18 jurors was in court for the entirety of the trial but six were dismissed by a random drawing on Tuesday morning. The final 12-person jury panel is made up of five men and seven women, according to a pool reporter in court.

More on the case: Rittenhouse faces five felony charges and, if convicted on the most serious charge, he could face a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

The trial featured more than a dozen videos from the night that showed what happened before, during and after the shootings.

Most of the facts of what happened that night were not up for debate — rather, the heart of the trial was the analysis of Rittenhouse’s actions and whether they can be considered “reasonable.”

CNN’s Eric Levenson, Carma Hassan and Brad Parks contributed reporting to this post. 

1 hr 3 min agoWhat we know about the Rittenhouse juryFrom CNN’s Brad Parks

The original panel of 20 jurors, 11 women and nine men, was selected in just one day of voir dire from a pool of 179 prospective jurors present at court, without the use of background questionnaires.

Two jurors were dismissed during the eight days of testimony. One juror was dismissed after it was reported he attempted to tell a joke about the police shooting of Jacob Blake to a deputy after court. A female juror who is pregnant was also excused by the judge after she reported experiencing “mild discomfort” and asked to be dismissed from the panel. 

Judge Bruce Schroeder told prospective jurors in the case during voir dire that he can’t rule out ordering them to be sequestered, but said there is “less than 1% chance” that will occur. “I will resist it any way I can, but I can’t rule it out.”

Earlier today, six of the 18 jurors who heard the case were selected during a lottery to become alternates. The 12 numbers that were not called are now the jury that will deliberate the case.

Schroeder has not indicated if he will sequester the jury if they are unable to reach a verdict on Tuesday.

2 hr 17 min agoFinal 12 jurors chosen by lottery in the Ritten

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