Extradition hearing delayed for teen accused of shooting Wisconsin protesters

THE 17-YEAR-OLD POLICE SAY SHOT AND KILLED TWO PEOPLE IN KENOSHA, WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN EXTRADITION HEARING THIS MORNING. KYLE RITTENHOUSE FACES FIVE FELONY CHARGES, INCLUDING FIRST DEGREE INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE. BUT INSTEAD OF DISCUSSING HIS EXTRADITION BACK TO WISCONSIN, THE PROCESS WAS DELAYED. HANNAH HILYARD IS LIVE IN WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS. HANNAH, WHAT HAPPENED THERE TODAY? HANNAH: KYLE RITTENHOUSE WAS NOT HERE IN-PERSON AT THE LAKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN WAUKEGAN. HE DIDN’T EVEN APPEAR VIRTUALLY FOR THE HEARING. >> THE STATUS OF EXTRADITION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. HANNAH: THE HEARING WAS HELD ON ZOOM, AND HAD SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES. IT WAS MEANT TO BE AN EXTRADITION HEARING, WHERE RITTENHOUSE AND HIS ATTORNEY’S EITHER AGREED TO EXTRADITE HIM TO KENOSHA COUNTY OR FIGHT IT. INSTEAD, HIS PUBLIC DEFENDER , WHO WAS ON THAT VIRTUAL HEARING WAIVED THE SUSPECT’S , APPEARANCE AND ASKED FOR MORE TIME. >> THE PUBLIC DEFENDER REQUESTED A 30 DAY CONTINUANCE OF THE CASE FOR KYLE RITTENHOUSE. IT WAS GRANTED. THE NEXT HEARING IS SEPTEMBER 25. HE SAYS HE PLANS TO HIRE A PRIVATE ATTORNEY. HANNAH: THAT PRIVATE ATTORNEY IS JOHN PIERCE FROM LOS ANGELES. HE WAS NOT PART OF TODAY’S HEARING, BUT HAS SAID HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO ILLINOIS TO MEET WITH THE FAMILY OF THE SUSPECT. HE SAYS, “WE WILL OBTAIN JUSTICE FOR KYLE.” THE HEARING WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 25, EXACTLY WHAT WAS TODAY WAS A POSTED — WAS SUPPOSED TO BE, IF HE WILL FIGHT EXTRADI

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Extradition hearing delayed for teen accused of shooting Wisconsin protesters

The extradition hearing for the 17-year-old accused of shooting three protesters in Kenosha has been delayed.Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who did not appear in the Zoom virtual hearing, didn’t waive extradition, but the public defender asked for more time. “So the public defender requested a 30-day continuance of the case for Kyle Rittenhouse. It was granted. The next hearing is Sept. 25. He also says that he plans to hire a private attorney,” said Lee Filas, the Lake County state’s attorney communication manager. There will be a status hearing on his extradition at 9 a.m. Sept. 25.Rittenhouse’s private attorney has been identified as John Pierce from Los Angeles.”I and my colleagues at Pierce Bainbridge are representing Kyle Rittenhouse,” Pierce said in a statement. “We will obtain justice for Kyle.” Rittenhouse remains in custody. He has been charged Thursday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

The extradition hearing for the 17-year-old accused of shooting three protesters in Kenosha has been delayed.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who did not appear in the Zoom virtual hearing, didn’t waive extradition, but the public defender asked for more time.

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“So the public defender requested a 30-day continuance of the case for Kyle Rittenhouse. It was granted. The next hearing is Sept. 25. He also says that he plans to hire a private attorney,” said Lee Filas, the Lake County state’s attorney communication manager.

There will be a status hearing on his extradition at 9 a.m. Sept. 25.

Rittenhouse’s private attorney has been identified as John Pierce from Los Angeles.

“I and my colleagues at Pierce Bainbridge are representing Kyle Rittenhouse,” Pierce said in a statement. “We will obtain justice for Kyle.”

Rittenhouse remains in custody.

He has been charged Thursday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.