Kenosha Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder rebuked Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger on Wednesday in a fiery collision as Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand in his own defense.
Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with reckless and intentional homicides in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and attempted homicide for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during last year’s Kenosha riots. Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the incident, which took place as riots had left multiple businesses ablaze in the Wisconsin community.
Wednesday’s fireworks erupted after the judge took issue with Binger’s questioning of Rittenhouse. Binger asked Rittenhouse if he was telling his side of the incident for the first time.
Schroeder, after sending the jury out of the courtroom, said it was a “grave constitutional violation” for Binger to talk about Rittenhouse’s right to not speak, according to Newsweek.
“You’re right on the borderline. You may be over. But it better stop,” the judge warned.
Binger drew the judge’s ire again when asking about an incident that had already been excluded under a pre-trial order.
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