There was one charge that the prosecution was sure from the get-go they were going to get a conviction on in Kyle Rittenhouse’s case.
Judge Bruce Schroeder is going to force them to think again.
On November 15, Judge Schroeder ruled in favor of the defense’s request to have a firearms charge against Rittenhouse dismissed.
The reason? Well, the Wisconsin law about those over 16 years old and under 18 years old are just too confusing if the gun is a long-barreled rifle, which Rittenhouse’s was.
Had it been a short-barreled rifle, Rittenhouse would be guilty regardless. But it wasn’t.
As a result, Judge Bruce Schroeder threw out the charge because of the way the law is written. It was his determination that a sensible person could look at the law and either not be able to interpret it or be able to interpret it incorrectly.
This is a huge blow to the prosecution, as the murder charges are clearly not going the way they had hoped. The possession charge was seen as their only slam-dunk aspect, because the bottom line is that Rittenhouse did in fact had a gun, nobody is disputing it.
Judge Bruce Schroeder had other ideas.
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