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LIVE UPDATES: Jury breaks for evening, will reconvene for Rittenhouse trial deliberations Wednesday

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Kyle Rittenhouse testifying

Kyle Rittenhouse testifying 

Jury Begins Deliberations

UPDATE (WKOW) - Jurors decided to table deliberations shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Kenosha Circuit Judge Bruce Schroder told jurors they are not to talk to anyone about the case, even to each other until all twelve reconvene in jury jury room Wednesday morning.

Jurors will return to the courthouse and continue deliberating at 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - The jury has begun deliberating at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial after two weeks of testimony in which they were given starkly different portrayals of his actions the night he shot three men on the streets of Kenosha.

Prosecutors say Rittenhouse was a "wannabe soldier" who provoked a confrontation, while the defense says he feared for his life and acted in self-defense after being ambushed by a "crazy person."

Eighteen jurors have been hearing the case; the 12 who will decide Rittenhouse's fate and the six who were designated alternates were determined by a drawing from a raffle drum.

Rittenhouse, then 17, shot two men to death and wounded a third during a tumultuous night of protests against racial injustice in the summer of 2020.


KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Kyle Rittenhouse played a direct role in deciding, albeit randomly, who will be the final 12 jurors that will decide his innocence or guilt in the murder trial over his killing two protesters and injuring a third last summer.

At the direction of Circuit Judge Bruce Schroder, Rittenhouse's attorney on Tuesday placed slips of paper into a raffle drum with the numbers of each of the 18 jurors on it who sat through the two-week trial.

Rittenhouse then selected six pieces of paper from the drum, who a court official then read aloud to be dismissed: 11, 58, 14, 45, 9 and 52.