KENOSHA, WI – The closing arguments are underway for the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial Monday.
Rittenhouse is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and reckless endangering.
Judge Bruce Schroeder dropped the sixth charge lodged against Rittenhouse, which has to do with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18.
This charge is a misdemeanor and was dropped because of an exception in Wisconsin State statute. This exception is regarding a short-barreled rifle or shotgun. Prosecutors on Monday conceded that the firearm Rittenhouse had with him the night of the shooting was not short-barreled, and therefore the judge dropped the charge.
Meanwhile, Rittenhouse’s attorneys have filed an official motion for mistrial.
Rittenhouse still faces five other charges. Red Voice Media will bring updates on the hearing throughout the day.