Prosecutors Suffer A Big Loss In Case Against Kyle Rittenhouse
Kyle Rittenhouse scored a major victory in court. A Wisconsin judge has denied motions from the prosecution to issue an arrest warrant and increase Rittenhouse’s bond.
The District Attorney of Kenosha County claimed that Rittenhouse violated the conditions of his bail after he did not update the court with his new address. One of the conditions of Rittenhouse’s $2 million bond is that he report any change in address or phone number within 48 hours of the change.
Rittenhouse’s attorney told the court that the move was due to a series of death threats made against him as a result his legal team decided to move him to a safe house.
Lawyers for Rittenhouse explained to the court that they were instructed by police to keep Kyle’s location a secret regardless of any court order to ensure his safety.
Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder denied the motion to increase Rittenhouse’s bail an additional $200,000, and said that the new address will be given to the court however, it shall not be made public or given to prosecutors. “After what this town has been through in the last six months, I don’t want any more problems,” Schroeder said. “The police don’t need any more problems. We don’t need to have people’s safety in jeopardy in any way.”
On January 22nd, Rittenhouse’s conditions of release were tightened up after he was seen at a bar. Prosecutors claimed that he was drinking a beer and hanging out with people singing the anthem of the Proud Boys. A judge prohibited him from drinking alcohol, having weapons, and associating with anyone known to harass others based on their race or religion.
Rittenhouse is awaiting trial on murder charges for the deaths of two people who were involved in the violence that took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin over the summer. During the violence multiple businesses were burnt to the ground and many complained that the police did not do enough to stop the violence.