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Kyle Rittenhouse pleads not guilty to all charges

Kyle Rittenhouse. (Antioch Police Department/TNS)

The teenage gunman accused of killing two Black Lives Matter protesters and wounding a third during a violent night of unrest in Wisconsin last year pleaded not guilty to all charges Tuesday.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, formally entered his plea in a brief arraignment held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The charges include first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

The Illinois resident was still 17 years old when he traveled to the Wisconsin city of Kenosha and fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. He also wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, but his lawyers claim the shootings were in self-defense.

Rittenhouse is free on $2 million bond.

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