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Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor Drops Defendant's TikTok Profile In Court One Final Time

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Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor Drops Defendant's TikTok Profile In Court One Final Time

The prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has brought up the defendant's TikTok account for one final time in his closing argument.

People have noted that lawyer Thomas Binger has referred to Rittenhouse's TikTok account - specifically the name of it - quite a few times over the course of the hearing.

The 18-year-old - who is facing charges after killing two men and seriously injuring another in the midst of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin - has been questioned about the profile which was called '4doorsmorew*****' and has since been deleted.

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There were 24 people following the profile but an old screenshot has been displayed in the courtroom on a number of occasions.

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

In Mr Binger's closing statement to the court, he said: "Now I want to go back and put it all into context for you.

"And that context starts with 'Bruh I'm just trying to be famous', the defendant's TikTok profile: 4doorsmorew*****.

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"Picture of him up in Ladysmith, probably early May, proudly holding his new AR-15."

Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

The jury began their deliberations at the end of the closing speeches given by the prosecution and defence attorneys.

Rittenhouse has been charged with using an AR-style semi-automatic rifle to kill two men and wound a third during a night of protests which were fighting against racial injustice after a black man called Jacob Blake was shot by a white Kenosha police officer.

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According to the teenager, the shootings were acts of self defence after he felt he came under attack during the Summer 2020 protests.

Part of the trial saw Rittenhouse break down as he gave evidence about the moments leading up to him shooting the three men.

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Credit: Alamy

He told members of the jury that before he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, he was threatened twice by the man.

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Recalling the moment, Rittenhouse said: "He screamed 'if I catch any of you f****** alone, I'm going to f****** kill you'.

"The second time he said 'I'm going to cut your f****** hearts out and kill you N-words'."

Rittenhouse said he went there to protect property after two nights in which rioters set fires and ransacked businesses.

In his opening statement, Binger described the unrest as 'two of the roughest nights that our community has ever seen', and said outsiders were drawn to Kenosha 'like moths to a flame'.

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Yet Mr Binger repeatedly stressed that amid the hundreds of people in Kenosha and the anger and chaos in the streets, 'the only person who killed anyone is the defendant, Kyle Rittenhouse'.

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, US News

Rebecca Shepherd
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