Lake County Judge Paul Novak said in his extradition ruling that matters filed by Rittenhouse’s attorneys such as the safety of their clients could be brought to the hearing in Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse is currently being held in the Kenosha District Detention Center, Sgt said. David Wright is part of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
He faces one crime of first degree deliberate murder, one first degree reckless murder, one first degree intentional murder, two first degree reckless murder. , and a crime of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
If convicted of intentional murder, he could be sentenced to life in prison.
Rittenhouse’s lawyers did not respond to CNN’s request for comment on Friday afternoon.
One of his attorneys, John Pierce, tweeted that they would appeal the verdict.
Rittenhouse’s lawyers still insisted that Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense when he opened fire.
Rittenhouse was arrested in the state of Illinois, his hometown, and has been incarcerated in a juvenile detention center in Vernon Hills since late August.
People threatened the teenager’s life and “encouraged fellow inmates to kill Rittenhouse and offer bonuses,” Pierce and attorney Michael Baker wrote in the petition.
During the hearing, Pierce called the case “a very unique, unusual situation” and said there was “a large amount of video evidence that showed there was no doubt that this was not a prosecution. criminal law. ”
Mike Nerheim, a Lake County state attorney, told reporters at the time that his office’s position was that Rittenhouse should be tried in Kenosha and that he did not think there would be any danger of extradition. .
“I didn’t know he was in danger here more or less than he would be there,” Nerheim said, adding that there were threats being made while Rittenhouse was in custody.
CNN’s Carma Hassan, Bill Kirkos and Raja Razek contributed to this report.