Judge grants request to extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to face charges in Wisconsin

An Illinois judge has granted a request to extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin, where he will face homicide charges.

The 17-year-old is accused of fatally shooting two protesters and wounding another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a late August riot following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. His lawyers have argued he was acting in self-defense.

Judge Paul Novak determined after a Friday hearing to grant the extradition request, which Rittenhouse’s team opposed.

Rittenhouse faces six criminal charges, including two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

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