The jury has delivered the verdict in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
The jury delivered one verdict on all charges — not guilty.
He was found not guilty on all 5 counts.
Earlier this week, the defense team for Rittenhouse submitted a request for a mistrial.
The defense had motioned for a mistrial with prejudice alleging that the prosecution withheld drone footage from the night Rittenhouse killed two men and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
According to The New York Times, defense lawyer Corey Chirafisi made a separate request for a mistrial.
“We didn’t have the quality of evidence that the state had until the case had been closed,” he told Judge Bruce Schroeder.
The Times reported the defense is now “asking for a mistrial ‘without prejudice’ — meaning that prosecutors could refile charges — arguing that they did not have access to a high-quality video that most fully captures the first of the three shootings.”
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the defense originally received a lower quality version of the drone footage and says they were not given the high-definition version until Saturday.
Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has been repeatedly scolded by Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder for his behavior, comments, and numerous attempts to use shady evidence against Rittenhouse.
But Binger’s most embarrassing moment may have come when he pointed an AR-15 at people inside the courtroom.
Binger was demonstrating something with the weapon but ironically didn’t consider basic gun safety during the demonstration — which is even more ridiculous because he has been trying to claim Rittenhouse was reckless with a firearm.
Last week, Schroeder dismissed a charge of illegal possession of a firearm against Rittenhouse, a misdemeanor, after his lawyers successfully argued that under Wisconsin law, he was legally able to carry the AR-15 type rifle he possessed in public.
As to the dismissal, last week during testimony Schroeder repeatedly took Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger to task over various violations of protocol and previous court instructions.