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Kyle Rittenhouse released on $2M bond

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Antioch resident charged with killing two people and wounding during a protest in Wisconsin was released from jail Friday after posting a $2 million bond.

Rittenhouse was released at approximaltey 2 p.m., according the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Charged with multiple offense including first-degree murder, Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz Aug. 25 during a protest held in response to the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.

Rittenhouse’s defense team says the shootings were in self defense, claiming Rosenbaum and Huber were shot as they attacked the teen. They say Grosskreutz was shot in the arm after he pulled a handgun on Rittenhouse.

While the source of the cash used to bai Rittenhouse out has not been reported, a legal defense fund set up for him has raised millions of dollars. He is due back in court on Dec. 3.

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