Judge dismisses charge against U.S. teen Rittenhouse for possessing rifle

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Reuters

By Nathan Layne KENOSHA, Wis. (Reuters) -A judge in the Wisconsin murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday dismissed a misdemeanor charge against the teenager for illegally possessing the AR-15-style rifle he used to shoot three people, killing two, in what he says was self-defense. In dismissing the charge, Judge Bruce Schroeder said the law on possession was unclear. Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the shootings. While a misdemeanor charge, its dismissal carries symbolic significance for a case that has captured the attention of the public in part because it involves a teenager roaming t…

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