RACINE, WI– A defense lawyer from Racine has been added to the prominent legal defense group for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Antioch, Illinois homeowner who stands accused of shooting and killing two individuals in Kenosha and wounding a 3rd throughout the first week of Jacob Blake-related protests. Blake was shot and wounded by Kenosha cops and remains partially immobilized in a Milwaukee hospital bed.
According to a JSOnline report, “neither L. Lin Wood, a libel and libel attorney from Atlanta, nor John Pierce, a Los Angeles-based civil litigator, are licensed to practice in Wisconsin.”
That left Rittenhouse's legal team with the job of discovering a Wisconsin-based attorney to help handle the case.
Enter Mark Richards, a defense attorney based in Racine. Wisconsin Patch called Richards' office at Richards and Dimmer, SC, located in Downtown Racine, however the office is not making any public declarations on the case.
Rittenhouse Detained In Illinois
Rittenhouse was arrested in Antioch, where he lives, and faces charges in Wisconsin on allegations he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, of West Allis, Wisconsin.
On Sep. 25, legal representatives will talk about whether Wisconsin police can move Rittenhouse throughout the border and up to Kenosha County to face charges. The extradition procedure could be fast or lengthy depending on how Rittenhouse's lawyer prepares to proceed, said Lee Filas, interactions manager with the Lake County State's Attorney's Office.
His lawyers might waive his right to the hearing, which indicates he could be transferred to Wisconsin, or they could invoke his rights for extradition, which is a procedure that might use up to 60 days, Filas stated.
Rittenhouse has actually been charged as an adult on 6 charges in Wisconsin. He has been in custody in Illinois since his arrest and is being held without bond at the Hulse Detention Center near Vernon Hills, according to court documents.
If founded guilty on the most major charge, first-degree intentional homicide, Rittenhouse would face a compulsory sentence of life in prison. He is also charged in Wisconsin with first-degree reckless murder, two counts of first-degree recklessly threatening security, tried first-degree deliberate homicide, and belongings of an unsafe weapon.