Minneapolis (WCO) – Rittenhouse’s ruling received a lot of backlash. The jury deliberated for more than 26 hours. Legal expert Joe Tamborino, who was not involved in the case, closely watched the trial. It breaks down some key points.
“What the jury did seems to be that they sharpened one fact,” Tamborino said. “And that is what happened between the accused and the alleged victims.”
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Tamborino, who is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, says there are a lot of chops in this case, but in the end?
“It has to do with what Mr. Rittenhouse faced when these individuals confronted him. They think he thought his life was dangerous, because under WI law similar to MN, if you feel there is an imminent threat that you might die, you are allowed to use significant bodily harm or lethal force,” he said. Tamburino.
It is believed that the defining moment at the trial was when alleged victim Gaig Grosskreutz testified. The shooting survivor may have helped bolster the defense’s claim that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defence.
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That Mr. Rittenhouse hadn’t shot him until he had pointed a gun in Mr. Rittenhouse’s direction. That was pivotal. ‘You must have felt a change in watching that testimony,’ said Tamborino.
Tamborino says the jury should take emotion out of deliberations and focus only on the evidence presented in court. He says that the prosecution had difficulty in proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
“It was hard for them to get past self-defense,” Tamburino said.
WCCO contacted the police on the subway. We were told they are ready for anything, although there are no specific plans here regarding the experience. The agencies say they will continue to monitor the information.
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