The 18-year-old’s attorneys argued during his trial that he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, in the August 2020 riots in Kenosha following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake.
“Now he can be free — he can be just a young man now,” Rittenhouse family spokesperson David Hancock told Fox News. “So, I think he’s just going to spend time with his family, and they are just ecstatic that it came down this way. Nobody is spiking the football on this.”
Hancock added that “everybody” is going to do “everything” they can to give Rittenhouse and his family a “normal life” after his acquittal.
Rittenhouse attorney Marc Richards on Friday told reporters that he thinks the teenager does feel remorse after fatally shooting two people more than a year ago.
“There has been so much talk about whether the tears were genuine,” Richards said in reference to a moment when his client cried during cross-examination Nov. 10. “All I can say is, when we prepared Kyle and we worked on his testimony, there were things we couldn’t talk about in my office because it got too emotional, he couldn’t handle it.”