The lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenage vigilante accused of killing two Black Lives Matter protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, issued an announcement Thursday demanding “justice for Kyle.”
“Thanks to ALL Freedom Loving Americans who responded to requests for contact information on Kyle Rittenhouse,” legal professional L. Lin Wood, who stated he shall be working with the agency of Pierce Bainbridge, posted on Twitter. “We have connected with Kyle’s family & help is on the way.”
“Kyle will have excellent legal representation. We owe him a legal defense,” Wood wrote, closing the letter “We will obtain justice for Kyle.”
Rittenhouse, 17, is due in court docket Friday in his house state of Illinois, the place he was arrested Wednesday after fleeing Kenosha, the place he allegedly shot three protesters, killing two.
The teenager was a part of an armed militia group that sought to guard Kenosha companies from violent protests within the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake within the metropolis on Sunday.
He would be the topic of a Friday extradition listening to to ship him again to Wisconsin, the place he faces first-degree intentional murder fees.
Wood stated the legal professionals had additionally fashioned a non-profit, the #FightBack Foundation, Inc., to boost cash for the teenager’s authorized protection. He stated the group shall be on-line inside 12 hours.
“The #FightBack Foundation legal team is heading out to meet with Kyle & his family,” Wood tweeted, including that “several great local & national lawyers” had joined the authorized group to defend Rittenhouse.
Wood stated he’ll make additional bulletins Friday.