Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor Drops His TikTok One Final Time
The prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial addressed the defendant’s TikTok account one last time in his final argument.
It is known that attorney Thomas Binger referred to the TikTok account of Rittenhouse – more precisely the name – several times during the hearing.
The 18-year-old, who was charged with protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin after killing two men and seriously injuring another, has been deleted when questioned about the profile called “4doorsmorew *****”.
24 people followed the profile, but an old screenshot was shown multiple times in the courtroom.
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In Mr Binger’s final statement in court, he said: “Now I would like to go back and put everything into context for you.
“And that context starts with ‘Bruh, I’m just trying to be famous’, the defendant’s TikTok profile: 4doorsmorew *****.
“Picture of him up in Ladysmith, probably in early May, proudly holding his new AR-15.”
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The jury began its deliberations at the end of the closing speeches by the prosecution and defense lawyers.
Rittenhouse was charged with killing two men with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and injuring a third one after a black man named Jacob Blake was shot and killed by a white Kenosha police officer on a night of protests against racial injustice.
According to the teenager, the shootings were self-defense after he felt he was being attacked during the summer 2020 protests.
Part of the trial, Rittenhouse collapsed while testifying about the moments that led to his shooting the three men.
He told the jury that before he shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, the man threatened him twice.
Recalling the moment, Rittenhouse said, “He yelled, ‘If I get any of you alone, I’ll fucking kill you.’
“The second time he said, ‘I’ll cut out your damn hearts and kill you with N-words’.”
Rittenhouse said he went there after two nights to protect property where rioters started fires and ransacked shops.
In his opening address, Binger described the riot as “two of the roughest nights our community has ever seen” and said outsiders were drawn to Kenosha “like moths from a flame”.
However, Mr Binger repeatedly stressed that, amid the hundreds of people in Kenosha and the anger and chaos on the streets, “the only person who has killed anyone is the Defendant Kyle Rittenhouse”.