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Late Wednesday, Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team filed a motion for a mistrial.
The defense filed a request for a mistrial with prejudice earlier this week, arguing that the prosecution concealed drone footage from the night Rittenhouse murdered two men and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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.”
Schroeder is yet to rule on the motion for a mistrial with prejudice, which would preclude Rittenhouse from facing new charges.
A retrial would be feasible if Judge Schroeder granted the motion for a mistrial without prejudice.
The jury is deliberating the case and prepares to issue a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which may end any day now.
Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder has repeatedly chastised Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger for his actions, statements, and his attempts to utilize questionable evidence against Rittenhouse.
This week, Judge Schroeder told the jury that they must reach their judgment on their own, without the help of anyone else, including Joe Biden and others.
The defense team for Rittenhouse filed a motion with Schroeder to have his case dismissed due to prosecutorial misconduct accusations.
Schroeder dismissed a charge of unauthorized possession of a firearm against Rittenhouse, a misdemeanor, last week after his attorneys successfully argued that he was lawfully allowed to carry the AR-15 type rifle he owned in public under Wisconsin law.
Alexandra Brinkley is a News Desk writer for NRN. She seeks out the truth and reports the news based on facts.