Rifle Kyle Rittenhouse Used In Kenosha Killings To Be Destroyed

Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger made the announcement on Friday.

The gun used by Kyle Rittenhouse to kill two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., protesters and seriously wound another during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest will be destroyed later this year.

Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger made the announcement on Friday (January 28). Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, got the gun from Dominick Black, an adult who purchased the weapon for the teen in May 2020.

“The parties – the defense, the state, and also Dominick Black, who purchased that firearm — have all signed off on a stipulation whereby the Kenosha Police Department and Joint Services will destroy that firearm, as well as the magazine, and the scope,” Binger said during a court hearing on Friday, according to CNN. “It will not be in anyone’s possession.”

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The agreement was made one week after Rittenhouse’s legal team filed a motion requesting the return of all his belongings seized by Kenosha police. Rittenhouse also asked that the assault weapon be destroyed so no one could profit from it.

CNN reports that the gun destruction is expected to take place in April at a state crime lab.

Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder, who presided over Rittenhouse’s trial, also ordered Rittenhouse’s $2 million bail be returned, approving an agreement that divides the money between the now-19-year-old’s legal team, and an organization that launched Rittenhouse’s defense fund.

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