Evidence concludes in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial

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Chicago Tribune

KENOSHA, Wis. — Testimony concluded in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial Thursday, bringing a case that has been a flashpoint in the national debate over gun rights and racial inequities close to its end. Deliberations are expected to begin Monday, following closing arguments and lengthy reading of jury instructions. In August 2020, Rittenhouse — a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois — crossed state lines and volunteered to patrol downtown Kenosha amid turmoil surrounding the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer. Carrying an AR-15-style rifle that police say a friend …

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