Kyle Rittenhouse takes stand in his own defense

Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in his murder trial.

Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin during a protest last summer. Rittenhouse cried on the stand while recounting what happened.


National News

November 11, 2021 - 9:48 AM

KENOSHA, WIS. — Kyle Rittenhouse broke down sobbing Wednesday as he testified at his murder trial, telling the jurors he felt trapped in the moments before he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum.

“I was cornered,” he said, before starting to cry.

Rittenhouse, 18, became so emotional at that point, he could not form complete sentences. The judge called a 10-minute break to allow him to compose himself.

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