Judge lets Kyle Rittenhouse choose from raffle drum which jurors will decide his fate

Newsweek

In an unusual move, Judge Bruce Schroder allowed Kyle Rittenhouse to choose which members make up the anonymous 12-member jury during deliberations. A task that is usually done by a courtroom clerk, not the defendant, the Associated Press reported.

Rittenhouse’s attorney, Mark Richards, placed slips of paper into a raffle drum with the number of each of the 18 jurors who sat through the two-week trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse then selected six pieces of paper from the drum, who the court dismissed: 11, 58, 14, 9 and 52. The jurors won’t be a part of the final 12 who are deliberating the case, but remain in the courthouse until the jury returns with a verdict…

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