Judge orders Kyle Rittenhouse, charged in Kenosha protest shooting, to be extradited to Wisconsin

Tim Balk, New York Daily News
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The teen accused of killing two people in the hectic August protests in Kenosha, Wis., was ordered by an Illinois judge on Friday to be extradited across the state line.

Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Ill., faces six criminal counts in the Badger State, including first-degree intentional homicide. The 17-year-old appeared in an extradition hearing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Ill., on Friday.

Judge Paul Novak ordered Rittenhouse’s transfer to Wisconsin after John Pierce, a lawyer for the teen, argued that there were flaws in the extradition papers, according to The Associated Press.

Deadly gunshots rang through Kenosha shortly before midnight on Aug. 25, the third night of protests that roiled the small southern Wisconsin city after the caught-on-video police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Rittenhouse’s lawyers have argued the teen acted in self-defense

Antioch is about a half-hour’s drive from Kenosha.

Blake was shot seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down.

With News Wire Services

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