Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of murdering two people in Kenosha, is due to appear in court to face the charges.
Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, will appear virtually at a court in Lake County,
Wisconsin *, as his lawyers attempt to argue that the murder charges against him are “politically motivated” and that he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum on August 25.
According to court documents, seen by The Associated Press, his lawyers are fighting the 17-year-old’s extradition from Illinois to Wisconsin to stand trial, claiming the process would violate his constitutional rights.
The documents reiterate previous arguments that Rittenhouse has been falsely painted as a white supremacist after joining up with right-wing militia groups when he arrived at the protests in Kenosha and therefore cannot face a fair trial.
His defense team says the 17-year-old traveled across state to Kenosha to protect the city from those rioting during Black Lives Matter protests and provide medical care to the injured people.
*Note: Lake County is in Illinois not Wisconsin
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