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 a lengthy reading of jury instructions. In August 2020, Rittenhouse — a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois — crossed state lines and offered 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 il…

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