Nov 19, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Transcript: Not Guilty on All Counts
The jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts on November 19, 2021. Read the full transcript of the verdict here.
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Judge Schroeder: (03:45)
Thank you. The defendant will rise and face the jury and harken to its verdicts.
Speaker 4: (04:22)
State of Wisconsin versus Kyle Rittenhouse. As to the first count of the information, Joseph Rosenbaum, we, the jury find the defendant, Kyle H. Rittenhouse not guilty. As to the second count of the information, Richard McGuinness we, the jury find the defendant, Kyle H. Rittenhouse, not guilty. As to the third count of the information, unknown male, we, the jury find the defendant Kyle H. Rittenhouse not guilty. As to the fourth count of the information, Anthony Huber, we, the jury find the defendant Kyle H. Rittenhouse not guilty.
Speaker 4: (04:58)
As to the fifth count of the information, Gaige Grosskreutz, we, the jury find the defendant Kyle H. Rittenhouse not guilty.
Judge Schroeder: (05:09)
Members the jury, these your unanimous verdicts?
Judge Schroeder: (05:13)
Is there anyone who does not agree with the verdicts as read?
Judge Schroeder: (05:17)
Would you wish the jury pulled?
Speaker 6: (05:19)
Judge Schroeder: (05:20)
Okay. Okay. Folks, your job is done. And we started just about three weeks ago and I told you it could last two weeks and two days. This is three weeks. You were a wonderful jury to work with. You were punctual, you were attentive and the forgotten six over here who had a very difficult job of keeping from discussing the case during the time that they were sequestered as well. All of you, you just, I couldn’t have asked for a better jury to work with, and it has truly been my pleasure. I think without commenting on your verdict, the verdicts themselves, just in terms of the attentiveness and the cooperation that you gave to us justifies the confidence that the founders of our country placed in you.
Judge Schroeder: (06:21)
So I dismiss you at this time. You’re never under any obligation to discuss any aspect of this case with anyone. You’re welcome to do so as little or as much as you want. The media have requested, a number of media sources have requested the ability to talk to you, and they have been allowed to present presentations to you that you’ll get in writing. And it’s entirely up to you whether you want to contact them. They are not to contact you. If anyone does contact you and just tell them you’re not interested in discussing it, if that’s the case.
Judge Schroeder: (07:08)
And if anyone persists in doing so, report that to us, and it will be addressed, I assure you. At the beginning of the trial, there was some concern about information and your safety. And I assure you that we will take every measure to ensure that that your concerns are addressed and respected. And I’m going to talk to you for just a minute, not about anything to do with the case, but just about that sole issue. As I say, you’re welcome to discuss the case as little or as much as you want. And any questions, anybody? Thank you so much.
Judge Schroeder: (08:02)
And after four years, you’re eligible for service again. It would be my pleasure to work with you. Thank you.
Speaker 2: (08:07)
Judge, have them all go back up upstairs?
Judge Schroeder: (08:11)
Yeah. Please. Or they can meet you in the library. It’s not going to be more than a minute or maybe it will be. Yeah, take them upstairs. That’s fine.
Speaker 2: (08:20)
Judge Schroeder: (08:20)
Judge Schroeder: (09:09)
Mr. Richards: (09:11)
Your Honor, [inaudible 00:09:12].
Judge Schroeder: (09:13)
Any word from the state?
Speaker 8: (09:17)
The jury has represented the community in this trial and has spoken.
Judge Schroeder: (09:23)
All right. The motion of the defendant is granted. The charges against the defendant on all counts are dismissed with prejudice and he is released from the obligation of his bond. Anything else?
Mr. Richards: (09:35)
No, Your Honor.
Judge Schroeder: (09:35)
Thank you. Good day.
Speaker 2: (09:38)
I just sent an email [inaudible 00:09:38].
Judge Schroeder: (09:38)