Oops! Prosecution's 'Star' Witness Admits Rittenhouse Didn't Shoot Until He Pointed His Own Gun at Him

Nick Kangadis | November 9, 2021
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The prosecution and their “star” witnesses are the gift that keep on giving for 18-year-old defendant Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for shooting and killing two men and wounding a third man in Kenosha during Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots in August 2020.

During testimony on Monday, 27-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, the man who was wounded in the arm by Rittenhouse, responded to prosecutor Thomas Binger’s on why he didn’t shoot Rittenhouse first.

“That’s not the kind of person I am,” Grosskreutz said. “That’s not why I was out there. It’s not who I am and definitely not somebody I would want to become.”

Grosskreutz would then give the defense a gift when Rittenhouse attorney Corey Chirafisi asked him whether it was true that Rittenhouse didn’t fire his weapon on him until he pointed his own firearm at the defendant.

“It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him, with your gun, now your hands down pointed at him, that he fired, right?” Chirafisi asked Grosskreutz.

“Correct,” Grosskreutz responded.

With that one response, combined with the visual responses of both Rittenhouse and the prosecutor, sent social media and trial watchers into a frenzy.

Podcaster and political commentator Tim Pool tweeted out a picture of the prosecutor’s silent response to Grosskreutz’s testimony.

Some immediately called for a “directed verdict” in the trial.

According to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, a directed verdict “is a ruling entered by a trial judge after determining that there is no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a reasonable jury to reach a different conclusion.”

Basically, critics of the trial think that — in terms of murder and assault charges — there’s no way that Rittenhouse should be found guilty.

Also on Monday, Grosskreutz admitted that his permit to carry a firearm was expired at the time of the incident.


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