Kenosha County Commissioner Loren Keating said the bond was set at such a high level because the court viewed Rittenhouse as a “risk in flight”, claiming he could face “a joint sentence. obligatory body or at least a substantial amount of time, possibly decades. incarceration ”if convicted.
He faced two felony counts of murder in the deaths of Rosenbaum and Huber, and one felony attempt to kill in the case involving Grosskreutz. He was also charged with possessing a dangerous weapon when he was under 18, court records show it was a misdemeanor.
Huber’s father slammed Rittenhouse during the hearing, saying “he thought he was above the law and he was treated the same way by law enforcement.”
“My son lost his life to protect others. He was a hero. And whoever said otherwise was wrong,” John Huber said.
Rittenhouse’s lawyer, Mark Richards, claimed there was “overwhelming” evidence that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.
Rittenhouse will return to court for the preliminary trial December 3 at 10:30 am