Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is out of jail on $2 million bails today after saying he would have died if he didn’t fatally shoot two Kenosha protesters, reports say.
Rittenhouse from Illinois is accused of killing two people and wounding on August 25 when people were decrying the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse made $2 million bails on Friday afternoon at around 2 pm and walked out of the Kenosha County Jail, per WMAQ, after saying he didn’t regret carrying a gun on
He is no longer in custody at the Kenosha County Jail, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office told the station.
Rittenhouse allegedly killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, a homeless man with mental health problems, and Anthony Huber, 26, who hit him with a skateboard.
He’s also been charged with wounding a third protester, Gaige Grosskreutz, but his lawyers posted bail today after appealing to donations from the political right, per the Chicago Tribune.
One of Rittenhouse’s lawyers, John M. Pierce, recently revealed that his bail money would be raised via a “nonprofit” of conservative causes led by Rittenhouse’s other attorney, L. Lin Wood.
Family members and lawyers of his alleged victims had asked for higher bail, expressing concern Rittenhouse would flee, which his attorneys said he would not.