Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial want judge to allow video of him talking about 'wanting to shoot people' two weeks before he gunned down two protesters in Kenosha

 Prosecutors are seeking to show Kyle Rittenhouse's trial a video of him talking about shooting suspected shoplifters 15 days before he fatally shot two protestors and injured another in Kenosha last year. 

The 29-second video in question is being pushed to be accepted as evidence in the trial by the prosecutors, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  

Prosecutors say that the video shows Rittenhouse watching some men exiting a CVS store and then commenting that he wishes he had his rifle so he could shoot them.   

 A voice that sounds like Rittenhouse says one of the men coming out of the store appears to be armed, the Journal Sentinel reported. 

Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was charged with fatally shooting two protestors and injuring another after opening fire during a Kenosha protest on August 25, 2020

Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was charged with fatally shooting two protestors and injuring another after opening fire during a Kenosha protest on August 25, 2020

Although he is not seen in the video, prosecutors alleged Rittenhouse is heard saying: 'It looks like one of them has a weapon. 

'Bro I wish I had my (expletive) AR. l'd start shooting rounds at them.'

Rittenhouse, 18, was a minor at the time of the shooting last year on August 25 and claims he was acting in self-defense. 

Rittenhouse opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on three protestors during a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha that killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber as well as injuring Gaige Grosskreutz in the process. 

 He is scheduled to stand trial on November 1 on charges relating to reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and being a minor in possession of a dangerous weapon.  

A hearing on motions is also set for Sepember 17.        

Recently obtained video footage shows Rittenhouse parked across from a CVS pharmacy claiming he 'wanted to shoot people' who he thought were shoplifters more than two weeks before the incident in Kenosha

Recently obtained video footage shows Rittenhouse parked across from a CVS pharmacy claiming he 'wanted to shoot people' who he thought were shoplifters more than two weeks before the incident in Kenosha

Rittenhouse claimed that the shooting was an act of self-defense

Rittenhouse claimed that the shooting was an act of self-defense

The Kenosha protest was for Jacob Blake who was paralyzed after being shot multiple times by police

The Kenosha protest was for Jacob Blake who was paralyzed after being shot multiple times by police


In an affidavit accompanying the motion, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said his office obtained the video on August 12, but does not say how or from whom.

The motion said: 'Quite simply, the defendant saw something, jumped to a conclusion based on exactly zero facts, and then threatened to kill someone based on his baseless assumption and wrongful interpretation.'

Binger says the video is relevant to show Rittenshouse´s state of mind when he fired the shots on August 25, a crucial element to his self-defense claim.

According to Kenosha News, motion states: 'It shows that the defendant eagerly made assumptions about the intentions of others even though he knew absolutely nothing about what was going on. 

'The video also demonstrates that the defendant fervently sought to insert himself as an armed vigilante into situations that had nothing to do with him.

'Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the video proves that the defendant was ready and willing to use deadly force in a situation where it was completely unjustified.' 

Prosecutors are pushing for the video to be accepted as evidence during Rittenhouse's trial as it shows his state of mind

Prosecutors are pushing for the video to be accepted as evidence during Rittenhouse's trial as it shows his state of mind 

In a second motion, Binger asked Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder to compel Rittenhouse to turn over the names of anyone who has donated to his legal defense, $2million bail or purchased 'Free Kyle' merchandise through his family´s website. 

He argued that those people should not be allowed to serve on the jury for Rittenhouse's trial.

Almost immediately after Rittenhouse was charged in the Kenosha shootings, he became a celebrity among some conservatives and gun rights advocates, and money flowed in from around the country.

 If convicted of the charges, Rittenhouse could face life in prison. 

 
Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial want judge to allow video of him talking about 'wanting to shoot people' two weeks before he gunned down two protesters in Kenosha Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial want judge to allow video of him talking about 'wanting to shoot people' two weeks before he gunned down two protesters in Kenosha Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:26 Rating: 5

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