A lawyer representing Kyle Rittenhaus said he couldn’t use his cell phone because he was threatened with murder.
He spoke to an insider over his wife’s phone, but he said it was also the target of individuals threatening to kill.
Rittenhaus was acquitted on all charges on Friday in connection with shooting three people during last year’s protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Mark Richards, a criminal defense attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, told insiders that he had been threatened with so many killings that he no longer used his cell phone.
Richards said the number of recent murder threats “cannot be counted.” “It’s too expensive,” he added.
The lawyer then began using his wife’s cell phone, which he was talking to insiders, but added that her number was also targeted by those threatening to kill.
“We want things to change so that people can talk to each other without fighting, but unfortunately I don’t think it will change anytime soon,” Richards said.
A jury on Friday shot and killed three people, killed two and injured another with an AR-15-style semi-automatic file during a protest against police atrocities in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was acquitted on all charges related to August 25, 2020.
Rittenhaus was charged with shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injuring Gaiji Grosskreutz, and recklessly endangering two other men.
Protests in Kenosha followed Police shooting captured by Jacob Blake’s camera August 23, 2020.
The Rittenhouse defense team, led by Richards, said that, as insiders previously reported, the teen acted in self-defense during the incident and only fired his weapon because he believed he was under attack. Insisted.
The jury’s decision on Friday took place after about 26 hours of deliberation over a four-day period: Insider reported..
Richards initially said he could “erase” a threatening phone call that started about three weeks ago. However, after Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday, the strength of these phones increased.
“When I left the court yesterday and started answering the phone, the first three calls were a threat of murder and I stopped answering the phone,” Richards said.
“I’m looking at my email. There are also threatening emails,” Richards added.
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