| Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE – Kyle Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters and injuring a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin — was released Friday afternoon from the Kenosha County Jail after his attorney posted the $2 million bail, sheriff’s officials told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Rittenhouse has been charged with two counts of homicide and four other charges in connection with the Kenosha protest shootings that killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, 26 during a demonstration on Aug. 25.
Rittenhouse’s legal team has said he acted in self-defense and should not be charged with any crime.
The unrest in Kenosha followed the police shooting two days earlier of Jacob Blake, 29, a Black man, by a white Kenosha police officer, which was also captured on video. The officer fired seven times at Blake’s back, and the shots left him paralyzed.
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Rittenhouse surrendered to police in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, the next morning and was held in a juvenile detention center while challenging his extradition to Wisconsin.
He lost that challenge and was transported to Kenosha on Oct. 30.
His lawyer, John Pierce of Los Angeles, and his mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, have recently been making news media appearances to seek donations for bail, on top of the approximately $2 million already raised from nationwide supporters starting two days after charges were filed in August.
Contributing: The Associated Press