Friday’s witnesses include Kyle’s mother and three law enforcement experts
As Friday morning’s in-person court hearing in Lake County looms, accused Antioch, IL shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s lead criminal attorney John M. Pierce submitted his witness list for the extradition hearing.
As previously reported, Rittenhouse is fighting extradition.
Mid afternoon on Tuesday, Pierce released the witness list for Friday’s hearing, including Kyle’s mother, Wendy Rittenhouse.
Ms. Rittenhouse will testify with the facts of her son’s surrender after his return from Wisconsin to Antioch in the early hours of August 26.
Additional expert witnesses from law enforcement include:
- Tim Gravette – prison safety consultant
- Andrew Branca – defense attorney specializing in self-defense
- Steve Spingola – retired police lieutenant of the Milwaukee Police Department
Tuesday’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the details about each of the law enforcement expert witnesses and the insight they’ll bring in Lake County on Friday.
As McHenry County Blog reported on September 30, there are still various people attempting to tie Kyle Rittenhouse to white supremacists. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign did so. Even yesterday, another article was published.
Inside the article, Gaines labeled Rittenhouse with the adjective “white supremacist” more than once.
Here was my tweet about Gaines’ article, and attorney John M. Pierce from Tuesday:
And Illinoisans in general and 14th congressional district residents in particular cannot forget Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s campaign crossing the line with Rittenhouse earlier this month linking the events of August 25 to the Henry Pratt Shooting in Aurora last year.
McHenry County Blog wrote about the Underwood campaign’s press release earlier this month. Also earlier this month, Underwood through her position on House Homeland Security Committee, cosigned a letter to ask for the “talking points” Department of Homeland Security used in late September on Rittenhouse.
And back in late August, Underwood demanded a “complete and transparent investigation” of the events of August 25.
Earlier this month, the complete investigation of Kenosha Police resulted in the arrest of Joshua Ziminski of Racine, WI. Ziminski fired the first shot, a warning shot in the air causing Rittenhouse to turn around while being chased, prior to Rittenhouse shooting the first attacker when he lunged toward him.
Ziminski, who along with his wife told investigators he fired the first shot, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors, disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon in early October.
One would think, Underwood would have publicly thanked Kenosha authorities for identifying, arresting and charging the first shooter from August 25.
But in the nearly two weeks since the arrest of Ziminski story broke — crickets from Underwood.
And no indications if the Rittenhouse talking points had been turned over to the Homeland Security Committee by the Department of Homeland Security, as Underwood requested earlier this month.