Jurors see graphic videos of men shot by U.S. teen in Wisconsin

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The justice explains wherefore audio can't beryllium heard by the assemblage successful a video produced by "The Rundown Live" during the proceedings astatine the Kenosha County Courthouse successful Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 3, 2021. Sean Krajacic/Pool via REUTERS

KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 3 (Reuters) - Jurors saw a bid of graphic videos connected Wednesday showing the moments aft Kyle Rittenhouse changeable 3 protesters successful Wisconsin past year, including 1 antheral who laic motionless and bleeding and different screaming for aesculapian aid.

Rittenhouse, 18, who has been charged with sidesplitting 2 men and wounding a 3rd with a semi-automatic firearm during unrest successful Kenosha connected Aug. 25, 2020, watched the videos calmly, intermittently turning his eyes distant from the screen.

He has pleaded not blameworthy and says helium acted successful self-defense.

One juror nudged his speechmaking glasses connected his forehead and rubbed his chin anxiously arsenic helium viewed the graphic scenes, according to a excavation study from the courtroom, wherever media entree has been constricted for the high-profile trial.

As Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger showed video of Joseph Rosenbaum, the archetypal idiosyncratic shot, motionless with solid and humor connected the crushed adjacent to him, immoderate jurors shifted uncomfortably successful their chairs.

"Put unit connected it!" 1 idiosyncratic tin beryllium heard yelling arsenic a assemblage gathered and attempted to supply assistance to Rosenbaum, who had thrown a integrative container with toiletries astatine Rittenhouse and chased him. "Where, where's the hole?" different idiosyncratic screams, arsenic idiosyncratic applies unit to Rosenbaum's head.

Martin Howard, a Kenosha constabulary detective, was called by Binger to explicate the video evidence. Howard said determination was nary grounds that Rosenbaum was equipped erstwhile helium was shot.

"I tin lone spot a integrative container helium is carrying," Howard said.

Rittenhouse, who was wearing a acheronian bluish suit and yellowish and royal bluish tie, sat inactive and exhibited nary outward emotions arsenic helium watched the clips, which showed him aboriginal moving from the country of the Rosenbaum shooting, arsenic others sought to supply aesculapian aid.

As Rittenhouse is moving down the street, immoderate successful the assemblage statesman to shriek things similar "Get him," and helium past has a bid of convulsive encounters. Rittenhouse fatally shoots Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old who swung a skateboard astatine him, and wounds Gaige Grosskreutz, present 27, with a slug to his arm. Grosskreutz was holding a handgun erstwhile helium was shot.

"I request a fucking medic!” Grosskreutz screams successful 1 video, with humor gushing from his arm.

Rittenhouse's attorneys volition person a accidental to question Howard and volition apt question to item the actions of the men Rittenhouse shot, including Rosenbaum's pursuit of the teen, Huber's usage of his skateboard, and Grosskreutz being armed.

On Tuesday, defence lawyer Mark Richards contended that Rosenbaum was "the idiosyncratic who lit the fuse that night."

Some legal experts person said the prosecution faces a pugnacious task successful convincing a assemblage that Rittenhouse did not fearfulness for his life. Under Wisconsin law, radical tin usage deadly unit if they "reasonably" judge it indispensable to forestall idiosyncratic from sidesplitting oregon causing large bodily harm to them.

Rittenhouse has emerged arsenic a leader to immoderate conservatives who judge successful unfettered weapon rights and spot the shootings arsenic justified during the chaos successful Kenosha, portion galore connected the near spot him arsenic an illustration of a weapon civilization tally amok.

The unrest successful Kenosha erupted aft a achromatic policeman changeable and earnestly wounded Jacob Blake, a Black man, 2 nights earlier the shootings. That incidental took spot against the backdrop of nationwide protests implicit racism and constabulary brutality pursuing the May 2020 execution of George Floyd, different Black man, by a policeman successful Minneapolis.

Reporting by Nathan Layne; Editing by Peter Cooney

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