The closing arguments are underway for the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial Monday.
Rittenhouse is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and reckless endangering.
Judge Bruce Schroeder dropped the sixth charge lodged against Rittenhouse, which has to do with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18.
This charge is a misdemeanor and was dropped because of an exception in Wisconsin State statute. This exception is regarding a short-barreled rifle or shotgun. Prosecutors on Monday conceded that the firearm Rittenhouse had with him the night of the shooting was not short-barreled, and therefore the judge dropped the charge.
Meanwhile, Rittenhouse’s attorneys have filed an official motion for mistrial.
Rittenhouse still faces five other charges.
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