Kyle Rittenhouse faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of the man he shot, Judge Rules
Kenosha rioter Kyle Rittenhouse faces a wrongful death lawsuit from the father of one of the men he shot, a judge has ruled.
The case was brought by John Huber, father of rioter Anthony Huber, who was fatally shot by Rittenhouse during the 2020 BLM protests in Wisconsin.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed motions by Rittenhouse’s attorneys to dismiss the lawsuit, which also names law enforcement officers and officials as defendants.
The lawsuit, originally filed in 2021, alleges that Rittenhouse, then just 17, conspired with police to target protesters who took to the streets following the August 2020 shooting of Jacob Blake.
John Huber’s lawsuit also alleges that officials violated his son’s constitutional rights by allowing the riots to escalate into violence, which resulted in his death.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty to all charges when he went to trial following the 2020 shooting
Anthony Huber was killed by Rittenhouse in 2020 during BLM riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was acquitted at trial
Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts after the 2020 shooting, following a murder trial that drew international attention.
He was charged with first-degree first-degree manslaughter and other charges for killing Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz.
After four days of deliberation, he was found not guilty on all five charges he faced at the trial.
The 18-year-old’s lawyers successfully persuaded the jury that their client had acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two men during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
After the acquittal, President Biden came under fire after saying he was “angry and worried” about the outcome.
Rittenhouse shot and killed two men during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin
As the verdict was read at his trial, 18-year-old Rittenhouse began shaking as he fought back tears. But in the end he couldn’t hold her any longer and he collapsed in his chair and then hugged defender Corey Chirafisi
The wrongful death lawsuit was brought against Rittenhouse by John Huber, the father of one of the men whom Rittenhouse shot
Rittenhouse’s legal team had filed motions to dismiss the wrongful-death lawsuit, which was denied by US District Judge Lynn Adelman on Wednesday.
Anthony Huber’s death “could plausibly be viewed as being directly caused by the actions of the government defendants,” Adelman said.
However, Rittenhouse’s attorney argued that the approval of Huber’s lawsuit lacked corroboration of the merits of the case.
“While we respect the judge’s decision, we do not believe there is evidence of conspiracy and we are confident that Kyle’s actions that night, as determined by a Kenosha jury, were not wrongful and were taken in self-defense ‘ said Martin.
With the lawsuit now proceeding, Anand Swaminathan, a lawyer for Huber’s parents, said the family is “one step closer to justice for their son’s needless death.”
“Kenosha officials, who have created a powder keg situation by their actions, have attempted to claim that they cannot be held accountable for their unconstitutional conduct; That argument was resolutely rejected today.’
During the contentious trial, Rittenhouse’s attorneys argued that Anthony Huber had a violent criminal past that included a range of offenses.
The shocking claims said Huber had previously attacked family members and threatened to “gut his brother like a pig”.
The shocking revelations also claim Huber threatened to burn down the family home “with everything you got in it.”
Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi tried to combat the notion that Huber was “a hero” during the trial.
She told the judge: “Huber told his brother he was going to kill him. Huber stuck a knife in his brother’s stomach and said he would gut him like a pig.
“Huber grabbed his brother’s neck, dug in his nails and choked him for about ten seconds. He held a knife to his brother’s left ear and his brother felt it cut.
‘He said, ‘I’m going to burn down the house with all your assholes in it.’
On another occasion, he kicked his sister in the right hip, causing her to collapse.
Chirafisi said: “They say this is a peaceful man. If you say that’s peaceful, it is [material] we will want to admit.’
The Rittenhouse murder trial gained international attention in the wake of the 2020 BLM riots
Rittenhouse is facing a second lawsuit, having previously been found not guilty during his 2021 trial
The then 17-year-old fatally shot two protesters and injured a third as a BLM riot erupted in violence in Kenosha
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