(ReliableNews.org) – Jury members heard two distinct theories regarding the shooting death of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during an August 2020 protest rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Another individual, Gaige Grosskreutz, received a gunshot wound to his right biceps muscle but survived. The defendant, Kyle Rittenhouse, and prosecutors don’t dispute the basic facts surrounding the incident. However, they have a much different take on the motive behind the shootings.
Opening arguments began on Tuesday, November 2. Grosskreutz testified early on in the proceeding. He admitted to aiming a gun directly at Rittenhouse before being shot during cross-examination by defense attorney Corey Chirafisi.
“So… you were standing 3 to 5 feet from [Rittenhouse], and he never fired, right?” Chirafisi asked. “Correct,” Grosskreutz conceded. “It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him… that he fired, right?” the attorney followed up. Grosskreutz answered in the affirmative.
Kenosha Police Didn’t Record Rioter Gaige Grosskreutz’s Interview, Failed To Search His Phone Despite Having Warranthttps://t.co/JfMl5IbAsm
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Later on, police detective Ben Antaramian admitted he didn’t execute a search warrant or seize Grosskreutz’s cellphone. According to him, Grosskreutz was the only person of interest not to turn over his phone to investigators. Det. Antaramian also stated police officials didn’t record their interview with Grosskreutz, a career first for him.
Antaramian claimed the police considered him a victim and didn’t use the warrant or record the interview due to a victim’s right statute called Marsy’s Law.
Considering Grosskreutz’s admission he pointed a gun at Rittenhouse, couldn’t the defendant claim he’s a victim too?
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