Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys are asking the judge to declare a mistrial because their team received a lower-quality version of drone footage compared to the prosecution.
Apparently the drone video was sent via text from prosecutors to defense attorneys and their phones were not compatible.
Therefore, the video quality was blurry.
Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi told Judge Bruce Schroeder the request would be made without prejudice, meaning the state could try Rittenhouse again if the case is thrown out.
And here is the HD version that was withheld from the defense team
The HD version clearly shows Kyle did not aim his rifle at the Ziminskis pic.twitter.com/DQRxfhrlE1
— Handbrake Poso (@JackPosobiec) November 17, 2021
Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide stemming from shootings that occurred during a violent night of protest over police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted of the most serious charge.
Judge Bruce Schroeder has yet to rule on the mistrial motion. He also has not ruled on a separate defense motion for a mistrial with prejudice, meaning Rittenhouse could not be retried.