Live updates: Jury continues to deliberate in Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial

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Live updates: Jury continues to deliberate in Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial
  • The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial continues to deliberate for a third day.
  • Since deliberations began Tuesday, the jury has asked for additional copies of jury instructions, including pages on self-defense, and to re-watch multiple videos that were shown in court.
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Jury's deliberations continue into third day

Jury's deliberations continue into third day
Kyle Rittenhouse waits for his legal team before the trail trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via Associated Press

The jury continues to deliberate for a third day in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial.

Rittenhouse is charged with murdering two men and injuring a third at the civil rights protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him, claiming he shot all three men in self-defense after they attacked him.

The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning. Later that day, the jury asked for additional copies of jury instructions, specifically pages that offer instructions on self-defense.

On Wednesday the jury re-watched multiple videos shown in court, including footage showing the moment Rittenhouse shot Gaige Grosskreutz and footage that Grosskreutz recorded in the moments leading up to the shooting.

The trial has garnered national attention, especially from conservative politicians who have rallied around Rittenhouse as a symbol for second amendment rights.

Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder has emerged as a polarizing figure at the trial.

He threw out a misdemeanor weapons possession charge against Rittenhouse after the defense had argued that the teen should not face the charge because of an exception to the Wisconsin statute involving the barrel length of a gun.

As the jury deliberated, Judge Schroder defended his choice to ban the use of the word "victim" to describe the people Rittenhouse shot and also explained why he allowed Rittenhouse to choose the alternate jurors from a tumbler.

Wisconsin is gearing up for unrest upon the announcement of the verdict and has already called in 500 national guard troops.