Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Defense team for Kyle Rittenhouse, already crusading on conservative media, finally adds a Wisconsin lawyer

From JSOnline:

Bruce Vielmetti
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

High-profile conservative lawyers from Atlanta and Los Angeles finally have added a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney to Kyle Rittenhouse's legal team after weeks of promoting their case as a cause célèbre.

Mark Richards of Racine confirmed Monday that over the weekend he agreed to represent the 17-year-old Antioch, Ill., resident. The addition of Richards was key because neither L. Lin Wood, a libel and defamation lawyer from Atlanta, nor John Pierce, a Los Angeles-based civil litigator, are licensed to practice in Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse is charged with fatally shooting two people and wounding a third on Aug. 25 during civil unrest in Kenosha that erupted after a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back Aug. 23. He remains at an Illinois juvenile detention center.

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