Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney challenges extradition to Wisconsin to face Kenosha shooting charges

The attorney for a 17-year-old teenager involved in the fatal shooting of two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August is trying to keep his client from being extradited to Wisconsin, where he is expected to face homicide charges.

Speaking outside a court hearing in Lake County, Illinois, Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney John Pierce said he plans to challenge the extradition of his client by arguing that Rittenhouse’s detention was unlawful and a violation of his rights.

“We intend to challenge extradition by writ of habeas corpus,” Pierce said. “This is going to be involving issues of some complexity. Frankly, they haven’t arisen in this country in some time.”

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