According to the New York Post, a defense lawyer for Rittenhouse (pictured left) claimed the suspected murderer posted his $2 million-dollar bail and was released from the Kenosha County Jail. Lin Wood, one of Rittenhouse’s lawyers, tweeted a 9 a.m. message to supporters, which signified the teenage murder suspect’s release.
“FREE AT LAST!!! Thank you; All Donors. Thank you, All Patriots. Thank God Almighty,” reads Wood’s message on Twitter.
Rittenhouse and his legal team have maintained that the August 25 machine gun killings of Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and the wounding of a third man, were committed in self-defense. The murders were committed during Black Lives Matter protests, which were organized after the Kenosha-based, police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
Because of his anger toward the Black Lives Matter movement, Rittenhouse became a hero in the eyes of white neo-conservative and pro-gun groups. The suspected murderer’s legal defense team was able to raise over a half-million dollars in funds, which helped secure his release. Some high-profile while male figures were among the donors who helped.
Actor Ricky Schroder (pictured middle) and “My Pillow” CEO Mike Lindell (pictured right) were two of the biggest financial sponsors who helped conjure up the money, which sprung Rittenhouse from the confines of his incarceration. John Hubert, the father of one of the victims, in this case, told The Post that he was disgusted with the preferential treatment Rittenhouse has received.
“He has people out there who will help him, organizations, militia groups raising money for his defense right now. He thinks he’s above the law. He’s been treated as such by law enforcement. He believes he’s justified in the case, and for him to run wouldn’t surprise me,” Hubert said, according to The Post.
Though he is out on bail, Rittenhouse 18, still faces trial on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. If convicted as an adult (he was 17 when he committed the murders) , he faces a sentence of life imprisonment.
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