Lawyer for accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse demands ‘justice’

Suspected Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse spotted cleaning graffiti
Kyle Rittenhouse was photographed cleaning graffiti in the city just hours before he was attacked.

The lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of killing two Black Lives Matter protestors that were part of a mob that attacked him in Kenosha, Wisconsin, issued a statement Thursday demanding “justice for Kyle.”

“Thanks to ALL Freedom Loving Americans who responded to requests for contact information on Kyle Rittenhouse,” attorney L. Lin Wood, who said he will be working with the firm of Pierce Bainbridge, posted on Twitter. “We have connected with Kyle’s family & help is on the way.”

“Kyle will have excellent legal representation. We owe him a legal defense,” Wood wrote, closing the letter “We will obtain justice for Kyle.”

Rittenhouse, 17, is due in court Friday in his home state of Illinois, where he was arrested Wednesday.

The teenager was part of an open-carry citizens group that sought to protect Kenosha businesses from violent protests in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in the city on Sunday.

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He will be the subject of a Friday extradition hearing to send him back to Wisconsin, where he faces first-degree intentional homicide charges.

Wood said the lawyers had also formed a non-profit, the #FightBack Foundation, Inc., to raise money for the teen’s legal defense. He said the group will be online within 12 hours.

“The #FightBack Foundation legal team is heading out to meet with Kyle & his family,” Wood tweeted, adding that “several great local & national lawyers” had joined the legal team to defend Rittenhouse.

Wood said he will make further announcements Friday.