Kyle Rittenhouse, now 18, of Antioch, appeared virtually with his attorney on Tuesday afternoon, January 5, for a court arraignment.
Rittenhouse, 17, claims he acted in self-defense.
Prosecutors said Rittenhouse, left his home in Antioch, Illinois, and traveled to Kenosha after learning of a call to protect businesses after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back Aug. 23 and left paralyzed.
During the protest on Aug. 25, 2020 , he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz.
He was charged with five felonies, including first-degree reckless homicide with a dangerous weapon, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, first-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon.
Kyle was also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18 and violating Kenosha’s curfew.
If convicted, Rittenhouse faces up to life in prison.