Kyle Rittenhouse is writing a guide
Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, died after Mr Rittenhouse, then 17 years outdated, fired a semi-automatic AR-15-style assault rifle at them throughout a protest in Kenosha in 2020. Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, was additionally injured.
After the shootings, Mr Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree intentional murder, tried first-degree intentional murder, first-degree reckless murder, and two costs of first-degree recklessly endangering security.
Mr Rittenhouse, now 20, has argued he fired in self-defence after every of the boys attacked him, and in 2021, a jury acquitted him of a number of costs, together with murder.
The capturing occurred throughout a tumultuous night time of protests over the capturing of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.
His trial and acquittal have been divisive, with prosecutors portraying him as a “wannabe soldier” who had gone searching for bother, whereas his supporters regarded him as a patriot who took a stand towards lawlessness.
Now, the 20-year-old is about to publish a guide, titled Acquitted, which he has described as a “story of survival, resilience, and justice.”
“Pre order my new book today!” he posted to his 260,000 Instagram followers on 20 November. “Two years ago today, accused of unjust charges, I heard ‘NOT GUILTY’ five times over from a jury of my peers who heard the facts,” he added on X.
“My case split the nation into opposing sides fueled by emotions, politics, and misconceptions driven by media and political figures. Today, I want you to learn the truth, and know the real and honest version of my story – without filters or an agenda,” he stated.
His spokesperson beforehand informed Newsweek the guide goals to “convey positive messages” about being thrust into the nationwide highlight following the capturing and the following courtroom case.
The spokesperson added that the guide is about “a young man’s very unorthodox journey into adulthood, what it took to make it, and the lessons he learned along the way.”
Since his acquittal, Mr Rittenhouse has appeared for interviews on Fox News the place he slammed the media and politicians together with President Joe Biden.
He has additionally acquired a hero’s welcome at conservative conferences corresponding to Turning Point USA.
Earlier this yr, he joined gun rights activists in opposing a Texas state home invoice that sought to lift the minimal age to buy semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21, within the wake of the Uvalde college capturing a yr earlier.
Meanwhile, John Huber, whose son Anthony was shot useless by Mr Rittenhouse, filed a wrongful loss of life lawsuit towards the 20-year-old, Kenosha metropolis officers and its police pressure accusing them of violating his son’s constitutional rights.
Mr Rittenhouse has raised $250,000 in donations for a authorized defence fund to struggle the lawsuit.
The property of Joseph Rosenbaum additionally filed a wrongful loss of life case towards Mr Rittenhouse in August of this yr for “compensatory and punitive damages.”
There is at present no launch date for Mr Rittenhouse’s guide, however it’s obtainable to pre-order on his web site.