Rittenhouse jurors to go home for the evening, will resume deliberations in the morning
Judge Bruce Schroeder retired the jury for the evening around 5:50 p.m. CT after the first day of deliberations in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
The 18 jurors who have been hearing the case reported to the court house at 9:00 a.m. Rittenhouse then drew slips of paper out of a raffle drum to determine the six alternates.
The 12 remaining jurors, seven women and five men, deliberated all day aside from a lunch break around noon.
Judge Schroeder said it has been standard practice for at least 20 years in his courtroom for a defendant to randomly select the jurors.
Jurors requested copies of pages 1 through 6 of the jury instructions in the morning and then requested copies of the rest of the 36 pages in the afternoon.
They will report back to the courthouse on Wednesday morning to resume deliberations at 9:00 a.m. CT.
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Mark McCloskey clashes with protesters outside Rittenhouse trial as jurors deliberate
Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who made national headlines last year when he carried a gun on his property near a social justice protest in his neighborhood, argued with a protester outside the Kenosha County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon.
“It really hurts me that you would have that much hatred,” the protester told McCloskey.
“There is absolutely no hatred involved in what I did,” McCloskey responded. “They came in, storming through my gate, broke down my gate, stormed toward my house, and I was afraid for my life.”
Mark McCloskey is now running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri.
Inside the courthouse, a jury of seven women and five men has been deliberating the fate of accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse since Tuesday morning.