Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse will face homicide charges in Wisconsin after judge OKs extradition | TheHill

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha, Wis. in August, will be extradited to Wisconsin to face homicide charges there after a judge ordered his transfer.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., in August, will be extradited to Wisconsin to face homicide charges there after a judge ordered his transfer.

Lake County Circuit Judge Paul Novak in a ruling Friday denied Rittenhouse's request for release and ordered him extradited to the Badger State, where he faces homicide charges in Kenosha County. Novak said his Illinois courtroom was not the proper place to determine the validity of several of the 17-year-old's claims, including that he was acting in self-defense and that he would be treated unfairly in Wisconsin because state law mandates he be tried as an adult.

"These are matters that can be raised in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, through pre-trial proceedings or during trial," Novak ruled.

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