Yesterday’s request by the jury to view controversial drone video suggests they are focusing on provocation issue; if they believe that is proven, then self-defense is arguably off the table for Kyle Rittenhouse
Welcome to our ongoing coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial! This is our VERDICT WATCH post, where we will share any fast-breaking news on verdicts and other events around the jury deliberations which begin today.
For those who missed the closing arguments, or our prior VERDICT WATCH and end-of-day jury deliberation analysis, here is the coverage:
- Rittenhouse Trial Mayhem – Courtroom Fights Over Videos and Mistrial As Jury Deliberates
- Rittenhouse VERDICT WATCH Day 2: Defense Files For Mistrial With Prejudice (11/17/21)
- Rittenhouse VERDICT WATCH (11/16/21)
- Rittenhouse Trial: Big Wins for Defense on Jury Instructions, State Leads with Provocation
- LIVE: Rittenhouse Trial Day 10: Closing Arguments
- Rittenhouse Trial: Defense Delivers Disappointingly Weak Closing Argument
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4:09 p.m.: Court adjourned for the day, no verdict, back at 9:00 am tomorrow.
1:07 p.m.: Court broadcast feed just went down, seems all channels.
11:56 a.m.: Preceding court session involved a NBC reporter caught following the jury bus. Judge has thrown NBC generally out of the courthouse.
11:23 a.m.: Parties in court, judge on bench, something is up.
11:21 a.m.: Interesting news story from 2015, man killed by skateboard:
11:10 a.m.: The jury note from yesterday, requesting access to drone video, just brought to my attention:
10:12 a.m.: Occasional glimpses of judge at edge of frame.
10:00 a.m.: Tick-tock, tick-tock.
9:41 a.m.: Judge momentarily on camera.
9:20 a.m.: Well, don’t know, still waiting.
9:11 a.m.: Typed too soon, motion in the courtroom, judge at bench.
9:10 a.m.: Nothing happening yet.
8:00 a.m.: Waiting for jury deliberations to start up for the day at about 9:00 a.m.
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Until next time:
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