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Kyle Rittenhouse took the witness stand on Wednesday, but his testimony was put on hold briefly after he began answering questions about the events when he made his first appearance in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. gunfire, where he shed tears at the trial. faces murder charges.

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Defense attorney Mark Richards called 18-year-old Rittenhouse as a witness on Wednesday.

On the night of August 25, 2020, Rittenhouse began testimony describing his family ties in the area and his efforts as a volunteer medic.

When Rittenhouse was describing how he was “cornered” in the parking lot by Joseph Rosenbaum later in the night, who shot and killed the first man, he broke down in tears.

Judge Bruce Schroeder called for a 10-minute recess and Kyle’s mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, could be seen crying from the gallery.

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