“Criminal defense team believes Kyle is safest in Illinois facility for now. He is a strong young man.“
Lin Wood of Fightback Foundation, 9/25/20
This morning’s Lake County court appearance of Antioch’s Kyle Rittenhouse to decide extradition revealed Rittenhouse’s legal team will fight extradition.
The case was continued to October 9, with all pleadings due to the the court by October 8. Decision on Extradition could be made at that time. Rittenhouse stays in Illinois in custody at the Lake County Juvenile Center in Vernon Hills.
At 11:12AM CDT, attorney Lin Wood of Fightback Foundation tweeted the following:
According to NBC Chicago, lead attorney John Pierce told the court the extradition would be challenged and requested a laptop computer be allowed to be taken to Rittenhouse while he is remanded to the Vernon Hills juvenile facility. The judge set the date for two weeks from today (October 9) and asked the computer request to be submitted in a written motion.
Attorney Pierce and Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, were at a Waukesha County (WI) Republican event last night and Michelle Malkin tweeted the following pic of Rittenhouse and Pierce, who, according to Malkin, received a standing ovation at the event:
According to Fightback’s website, over $2.1 million has been raised for Rittenhouse’s defense with a goal of $5 million. Whether the $2.1 million is solely through Fightback or a combination of grassroots fundraising efforts is unclear.
Those interested in donating to Rittenhouse’s defense through Fightback can do so here.
Previous McHenry County Blog coverage, including the video Fightback Foundation released Wednesday, can be viewed here.