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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Kenosha shootings

By Clare Hymes, CBS News

A jury on Friday found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in the shootings of three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The jury who acquitted the teen was made up of seven women and five men. They had been deliberating since Tuesday morning and heard from more than 30 witnesses during two weeks of testimony.

The case focused on whether Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed two men and wounded a third during a night of protests and civil unrest last year.

Rittenhouse had faced five charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, which carries a sentence of life in prison.

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