Jurors send question to judge on second day of deliberations – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – On their second day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial, jurors sent the judge a question in the case, prompting him to call prosecutors and defense attorneys into the courtroom.

The question was not immediately clear and Judge Bruce Schroeder was holding a hearing on another case at the time and had to complete that hearing before answering the jury’s question.

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Jurors deliberated for about 8.5 hours on Tuesday before returning home for the night and were ordered to return to resume deliberations at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The jury was not brought into the courtroom before resuming deliberations on Wednesday morning, but a member of court staff confirmed they were deliberating at 9:30 a.m.

Before deliberations began on Tuesday morning, the panel of 18 jurors was reduced to 12, after their numbers were placed on pieces of paper in a lottery cup in the courtroom, and Rittenhouse himself chose six pieces of paper that were used to identify the deputy jurors.

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The alternate jurors are three white men and three white women, leaving the only person of color still on the jury of seven women and five men who will decide the verdict.

Jurors heard from more than 30 witnesses during two weeks of testimony.

Rittenhouse faces five felony charges in the August 2020 shooting that killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, on a chaotic night of protests in Kenosha against the police shooting against Jacob Blake.

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A total of 500 National Guard soldiers are on standby for possible disturbances once the verdict is delivered.

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