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Extradition Fight Continues For Kyle Rittenhouse In Kenosha Protest Shootings

Hearing Now Scheduled For End Of October

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Kyle Rittenhouse appears in court from jail via Zoom
In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Sept. 25, 2020, in his case. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP

A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha remains in custody in his home state of Illinois as his attorneys fight efforts to send him to Wisconsin to stand trial on homicide charges.

Kyle Rittenhouse appeared on a video stream and wore a face mask during a brief court hearing Friday morning in Lake County, Illinois.

Judge Paul Novak scheduled a Friday, Oct. 30 hearing on the extradition dispute, though prosecutors told Novak they were prepared to move faster. Rittenhouse’s attorney says there is no reason to rush.

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Rittenhouse, who is white, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the killing of two white protesters and attempted intentional homicide in the wounding of a third.

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