Kyle Rittenhouse’s Mother Asking For More Donations

"We have been fighting an extremely uphill battle,” Wendy Rittenhouse wrote in an email.

The jury is currently in the second day of deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial and his mother is still asking for donations.

According to an email obtained by CNN, Wendy Rittenhouse wrote, "Both the prosecution and my son Kyle's defense team have finished their closing arguments and I am beyond nervous. We have been fighting an extremely uphill battle from the beginning, but with the support of thousands of our fellow Americans we have put up a big fight."

Rittenhouse estimated that the legal costs for her son for just the month of November would be approximately $110,000, according to the email.

The web site, FreeKyleUSA, which is controlled by Wendy Rittenhouse, raised $464,111 since March 1 and sells branded Rittenhouse merchandise, The Hill reports.

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Back in September 2020, according to the New York Post, a group called “Friends of the Rittenhouse family” raised over $500,000 for the teenager. Additionally, in November of 2020, Rittenhouse received help from actor Ricky Schroder to post $2 million bail.

The Antioch, Ill., man was 17 when he allegedly shot and killed Anthony Huber, 26, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during a 2020 demonstration over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was charged with two counts of homicide for their deaths.

Rittenhouse faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge against him, first-degree intentional homicide.

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