34 min agoRittenhouse jury asks about reviewing video evidence in the caseFrom CNN’s Mike Hayes
(Pool)Judge Bruce Schroeder received a question this morning from the jury asking about the process for reviewing some of the video evidence in the case.
“Do we view videos in private or in courtroom?” Schroeder said, reading the question from the jurors.
The jurors did not specify which videos they wanted to view.
Attorneys agreed that the video needs to be viewed in court. However, defense attorneys objected to the jury viewing drone video showing the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum.
“We’re going to now have, the jury will come down to the courtroom. And everybody will be shooed out of here as they should be. I’m not even sure, we’re going to need to review the procedure that has been outlined. But they get to watch it once, that is what the rule is?” Schroeder asked attorneys.
“I think they should be allowed to view as often as they want to view it,” prosecutor Thomas Binger responded.
Defense attorneys expressed concern about jurors viewing videos multiple times.
“I think it’s insulting to the jury to tell them that they have to have these restrictions on their viewing. But, we’re going to sit down with the books, we’re going to find out what the exact procedure is and we’ll await what they want to do,” Schroeder told attorneys.“For now, I will answer ‘do we view the videos in private or the courtroom,’ and the answer will be in the courtroom,” Schroeder said.
Prosecutors along with defense attorneys and Kyle Rittenhouse were present in court during the discussion. The jury was not present.
1 hr 1 min agoThe jury has been deliberating for about 2 hours todayThe jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse has been deliberating for about two hours so far today. They started around 10 a.m. ET this morning.
This is the second day the jury — made up of five men and seven women — has deliberated. They were dismissed yesterday after more than eight hours: Deliberations started at 10:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, and Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the jurors for the evening at 6:50 p.m. ET. The court did not specify how long the jurors took for their lunch break.
The jurors are considering five felony charges against Rittenhouse, the teenager who killed two people and shot another during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer.
1 hr 7 min agoHere’s what Kyle Rittenhouse said during his testimonyFrom CNN’s Mike Hayes
Kyle Rittenhouse testifies during his trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on November 10. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News/Pool/AP)The defense’s case was highlighted by the decision to put Kyle Rittenhouse on the stand to testify on his own behalf on Nov. 10.
CNN analyst Jeniffer Rodgers noted that a defendant testifying at trial is rare.
“When a defendant testifies, it tends to overshadow everything else. It happens pretty rarely actually. When it does, that’s what everyone remembers and it does tend to be what everything turns on,” Rodgers said.
The former federal prosecutor said that her assessment was that Rittenhouse was “actually a very good witness” and she thinks his testimony might help him with the jury.
“But at the end of the day, the jury is going to have to think about what he said, but also the other evidence, too. But I do think in these cases the defendant’s testimony is something that’s extremely key, and he performed well. So I think that will help him.”Here’s a recap of some of what Rittenhouse said during his testimony at the trial:
Rittenhouse said he did nothing wrong: Rittenhouse defended his actions in Kenosha, in the wake of the protests related to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020, telling the court “I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself.” The teenager also said he didn’t intend to kill anyone, but agreed he used “deadly force” that night.Emotional testimony: Rittenhouse broke down on the stand while describing the night of the shooting prompting the judge to call a 10-minute recess.Rittenhouse said he was “ambushed”: Rittenhouse testified that Joseph Rosenbaum, who he shot and killed, had threatened to kill him and said he “came out from behind the car and ambushed me” before the shooting. He said later in his testimony that he believed Rosenbaum “tried to take my gun,” adding, “if he would have taken my gun he would’ve used it against me” and “killed me.” Rittenhouse lied that he was a certified EMT: During cross-examination, the prosecution played video clips from an interview that night with Rittenhouse. In one clip, the interviewer asks Rittenhouse if he is a certified EMT. He replies yes. After the clip was played, prosecutor Thomas Binger asked Rittenhouse if he lied during the interview that he was an EMT. “I’m not an EMT, he replied. Binger followed up: “And you knew you were being interviewed by someone in the media when you told that lie, didn’t you? “Yes,” the defendant said.1 hr 19 min agoOn day 1 of deliberations, the jury requested additional copies of the jury instructions From CNN’s Mike Hayes
During day 1 of jury deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on Tuesday, the jurors made two requests for additional copies of the jury instructions.
The first request asked the court to provide 11 additional copies of the first six pages of the jury instructions so that each of the 12 jurors could have their own copy.
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.
Later on Tuesday afternoon, the jury made a second request for additional copies of pages 7 to 36 of the jury instructions, which is the total number of pages in the instructions.
Former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers said Wednesday on CNN that it is common practice for each juror to h
On second day of deliberation, the jury asked about the process of reviewing video evidence in the Rittenhouse trial
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