It’s “extraordinarily uncommon for a defendant going through a cost of first-degree intentional murder in Kenosha County to submit money bond and be launched from custody pending trial,” prosecutors said in the filed motion. “Not often does our neighborhood see accused murderers roaming about freely.” Prosecutors added that since Rittenhouse’s bond was paid by a “doubtful Web fundraising marketing campaign,” he “has no monetary stake within the bond” and no incentive to cooperate since “he’s already going through probably the most critical doable legal expenses and life in jail.”
Whereas prosecutors don’t know the place Rittenhouse is, his protection workforce admitted that they not solely know the place he’s however haven’t any intention of unveiling the tackle. Based on The Washington Post, Rittenhouse’s lawyer, Mark Richards, confirmed Wednesday that his consumer “has stayed in fixed contact” together with his legal professionals and that they knew the place he was staying. Richards claimed that Rittenhouse was in a “secure home” attributable to dying threats to him and his household.
He even alleged that when Rittenhouse was launched from jail in November, a police official instructed him and different protection attorneys to not present the secure home tackle—primarily admitting he deliberately wrote the flawed tackle on court docket papers. Moreover, Richard’s movement claimed that an legal professional working with Richards, Corey Chirafisi, requested Assistant District Legal professional Thomas Binger by way of e mail on Nov. 30 if he might hold the secure home tackle sealed, however Binger refused. Prosecutors have denied these claims.
“It’s noteworthy that the State has solely now determined to file a movement to extend bond on this case, regardless of having corresponded with Legal professional Chirafisi concerning the change in Kyle’s residence over two months in the past,” Richards wrote.
The secure home tackle has now been given to the decide in a separate movement during which Richards has requested it to be sealed.
The Wednesday movement comes lower than a month after Rittenhouse’s bail conditions have been modified on Jan 22. Daily Kos reported that prosecutors prompt modifying Rittenhouse’s bail circumstances after he was noticed at a bar consuming together with his mom and members of the Proud Boys. Whereas Rittenhouse is simply too younger to legally drink, underage alcohol consumption is allowed in Wisconsin within the presence of a guardian.
On account of his bar look, Rittenhouse was not solely barred from consuming alcohol however prohibited from associating with identified hate teams. Based on the Southern Poverty Legislation Heart, the Proud Boys is a delegated hate group. The January incident was the final time the teenager was noticed in public.
The actual query, although, is that if Rittenhouse was so afraid of dying threats since being launched in November, why was he associating with identified hate group members and throwing up white supremacist indicators final month?