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Rittenhouse trial delayed for 7 months

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In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges. (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP)

The trial for an 18-year-old accused of killing two people and wounding one other during a protest against the officer involved shooting of Jacob Blake,  has been pushed back to the end of this year.

The trial for Kyle Rittenhouse was originally scheduled to begin on March 29th, however, both sides requested more time so that they could continue building their cases.

The trial is now scheduled for Nov. 1st, with a May 17th status hearing.

Rittenhouse is facing several charges including reckless homicide, reckless endangerment, and a misdemeanor count of being a minor in possession of a firearm.

According to reports, Rittenhouse who is from Antioch, Illinois, armed himself with several guns and traveled Kenosha  after a local militia posted an online message asking for help protecting businesses from protesters.

Rittenhouse was said to have opened fire on protesters, killing Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber. Gaige Grosskreutz was also shot by Rittenhouse but survived.

Rittenhouse and his legal team are claiming he acted in self defense and was being attacked by the protesters.

Protester’s however claim that the men where attempting to wrestle the guns out of Rittenhouse’s hands after he opened fired shots into the crowd.