Prosecutors have demanded that a judge force Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team to turn over the names of everyone who donated to his legal funds or purchased the teen’s merchandise, according to Insider.
In an August 17 court filing reviewed by Insider, prosecutors said it’s likely that some of the people who donated to Rittenhouse are residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and therefore potentially part of the jury pool for his trial, the story says.
The 18-year-old is set to stand trial in November on charges of killing protesters Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, as well as severely injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, last summer at a racial justice demonstration, writes Michelle Mark.
Rittenhouse, who has said he shot the men in self-defense as they chased him, quickly became a right-wing cause célèbre. He drew in enough donations to cover his $2 million bail. His family has also been selling “Free Kyle” t-shirts, beanies, and other swag through their website, according to Mark.
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