Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Set to Hear More Witness Testimonies

More witnesses are expected to take to the stand when the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse continues on Thursday, November 11.

The jury at Kenosha County Circuit Court is expected to hear further evidence and testimonies about the fatal shootings of Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and the non-fatal shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27.

Rittenhouse shot the three men in the Wisconsin city on August 25, 2020, when he was 17 years old.

The teenager broke down as he testified for the first time in court on Wednesday.

He said he acted in self-defense in shooting the men on a night when protests and rioting broke out following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer.

Rittenhouse faces six charges, including reckless and intentional homicide, and carrying a firearm illegally as a minor.

The trial is expected to continue at 9 a.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) on Thursday.

Rittenhouse's attorneys have said they are likely to call three more witnesses, while presiding Judge Bruce Schroeder has indicated that the jury could be able to begin deliberations on Monday, following defense and prosecution's closing arguments.

Kyle Rittenhouse looks over to his attorneys.
Kyle Rittenhouse, left, looks over to his attorneys Corey Chirafisi, center, and Mark Richards after getting off the witness stand during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The trial is scheduled to continue on Thursday, November 11. Sean Krajacic/Getty Images

The trial, now in its second week, has involved a lot of video evidence but has also heard from key witnesses.

Last Thursday, Richard McGinnis, a video producer for right-wing news site The Daily Caller who was near to Rittenhouse's encounter with Rosenbaum, testified.

McGinnis was so close to the shooting that Rittenhouse has been charged with recklessly endangering his safety with a dangerous weapon.

On Monday, the jury heard testimony from Grosskreutz, who was 26 when he was shot.

Grosskreutz said that when he approached Rittenhouse with his hands up, Rittenhouse made a "re-racking" motion that would load the next bullet into the chamber of the AR-15.

In his own testimony on Wednesday, Rittenhouse said he had acted in self-defense.

At the end of proceedings that day, the jury was shown prepared drone video of the moments leading up to Rittenhouse shooting Rosenbaum.

Defense attorney Mark Richards objected to prosecutor Thomas Binger's plans to zoom on an iPad to show the scenes more clearly, arguing that it might distort the footage.

After a recess, Binger presented the video without zooming. At one point, he paused the footage and asked Rittenhouse to confirm his gun was raised; Rittenhouse responded: "I can't see it."

The trial continues.

Rittenhouse on the Stand
Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand during his trial. Above, Rittenhouse points and names people in a photograph taken on the night of Aug. 25, 2020, as he testifies during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Getty Images/Sean Krajacic-Pool