Kyle Rittenhouse To Appear in Court As Prosecutors Urge Rearrest

Double murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse is set to appear in court for the first time since prosecutors called for a higher bond for the 18-year-old for allegedly failing to tell the courts about his new address.

Rittenhouse is set to appear via video before Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder charged with a number of offenses including two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection to the shootings at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

Earlier this month, prosecutors sought a new arrest warrant over claims that Rittenhouse violated his $2 million bail condition by failing to mention he is no longer living at his original residence in Antioch, Illinois, within 48 hours of moving.

A motion to the court also called for an additional $200,000 to be added to Rittenhouse's bail.

Rittenhouse's lawyers claim that the 18-year-old has been living in an undisclosed "safe house" since November due to threats against the suspect after he was released from custody and that law enforcement were aware of it.

In his objection to the motion to increase Rittenhouse's bond amount, attorney Mark Richards claimed on November 30 fellow attorney Corey Chirafisi asked Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger for Rittenhouse's new address while on bail be filed under seal, citing the alleged threats.

Rittenhouse's former attorney, John M. Pierce, also said he was told to intentionally write the wrong address on Rittenhouse's release papers by a high-ranking member of the Kenosha Police Department.

"While I was completing this form, I was approached by a Kenosha Police Department captain, who offered his assistance," Pierce wrote in an affidavit.

"I asked the Kenosha Police captain what address to put on the form. The Kenosha Police captain told me that I 'absolutely should not' provide the address of the physical location of the Rittenhouse safe house on the form, but to instead provide his home address in Antioch, Illinois."

Rittenhouse is accused of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

He denies the charges and says he shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and seriously injured Gaige Grosskreutz in self-defense.

Lawyers for the 18-year-old said he traveled from his hometown to Kenosha to protect the city from the BLM protests that broke out in the wake of the police killing of Jacob Blake, as well as provide medical care to those injured during the unrest.

Rittenhouse's lawyers have been contacted for further comment.

A person holds a sign that reads "Kyle's Life Matters", a reference to Kyle Rittenhouse, as several hundred members of the Proud Boys and other similar groups gathered at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon on September 26, 2020. Rittenhouse is due to face a judge following allegations he has failed to tell the courts where he’s living. MARANIE R. STAAB/AFP/Getty