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Kyle Rittenhouse released from jail after posting $2 million bond

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Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road on Aug. 25 during a night of unrest after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wis

Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during a demonstration August 25 that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha.

"Kyle Rittenhouse's bond was posted this afternoon at about 2:00 pm which was set up through his attorney", Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt. David Wright explained per NBC News.

Black, of Kenosha, told investigators he bought Rittenhouse the Smith & Wesson M&P rifle because his pal was too young to do so himself. Rittenhouse has also spoken publicly about his case in a jailhouse interview with The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse said that he was on furlough from his job at the YMCA due to the pandemic and used the money from his first unemployment check.

Rosenbaum's fiancee, Kariann Swart, told the Post that Rosenbaum had been released from a psychiatric hospital earlier that day, and she told him to stay away from downtown. "Like, I like, wanted to be protected, which I ended up having to protect myself", Rittenhouse said. "I would have died that night if I didn't". He now faces charges including first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. His attorneys say Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense.

His case has taken on political overtones.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, (left) and Dominick Black, 19, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, (right). Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have painted Rittenhouse as a trigger-happy white supremacist.

They started a GoFundMe and grassroots funding to help Rittenhouse with his defense team and get him out of jail.

Huber's father, John Huber, asked Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating during a hearing November 2 to set Rittenhouse's bail between $4 million and $10 million. He also suggested militia groups would hide him from police if he were released. Although he is legally a minor, Law&Crime is naming Rittenhouse because he is being charged as an adult.

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