Nov. 19 (UPI) — A Wisconsin commissioner stated Thursday a Kenosha man will stand trial on fees that he purchased the firearms police say Kyle Rittenhouse used to kill two protesters and injure a 3rd nearly three months in the past.
Dominick Black, 19, was arrested earlier this month and charged with two counts of intent to promote a harmful weapon to an individual below age 18 inflicting loss of life. He posted $2,500 bond and was launched from Kenosha County Detention Middle.
In a listening to earlier than Wisconsin Circuit Courtroom Commissioner Loren Keating Thursday, protection lawyer Robert Keller tried to have some or all the fees for his shopper dismissed. The commissioner denied the motions and ordered the trial.
The following scheduled court docket date is Jan. 13.
County prosecutors stated Black advised authorities he bought the AR-15-style rifle Rittenhouse used on Aug. 25 throughout a protest towards police brutality and racial bias that adopted the police capturing of Jacob Blake.
Authorities say Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, In poor health., gave Black the cash to purchase the gun as a result of he wasn’t sufficiently old to purchase it himself.
Rittenhouse and Black each advised police they volunteered to offer safety for a enterprise known as Automotive Supply. The proprietor advised police he by no means requested them to protect his enterprise.
The 2 allegedly retrieved the gun from the house of Black’s stepfather earlier than attending the protest.
Black’s stepfather advised police he did not approve of his stepson shopping for the gun and required or not it’s stored locked in a protected in his dwelling. He moved it to the basement throughout protests on Aug. 24 and stated he wasn’t conscious the 2 retrieved it the following night time.
Black advised police he had doubts about shopping for the gun for Rittenhouse.
“Black thought in his head that he might have stopped it, however he knew if he would have advised Kyle ‘no,’ he would have thrown a match,” an Antioch police report says.
Police stated Rittenhouse shot two protesters lifeless — Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber — and injured a 3rd, Gaige Grosskreutz. His legal professionals have stated he shot the three males in self-defense.
After the capturing, police stated Rittenhouse fled to his dwelling in Antioch however later turned himself in. He was extradited to Kenosha and charged with two counts of murder. A Kenosha County court docket set his bail at $2 million earlier this month. His subsequent preliminary listening to is Dec. 3.