Actor Ricky Schroder and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell both helped get Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse out of jail on a $ 2 million bond Friday, according to a report.
The gunman facing the baby – who faces murder charges in the August 25 shooting during Black Lives Matter protests in the city of Wisconsin – posed for a picture with actor “NYPD Blue” after the tape was released by his lawyers Friday , CBS-affiliated WBBM-TV reported.
Lin Wood, one of Rittenhouse’s lawyers, posted the photo on Twitter shortly before noon. 21
“FREE AT LAST!!!” Wood wrote about the post, which shows a smiling Rittenhouse standing between Schroder and attorney John Pierce.
“Thank you; All donors. Thank you, all patriots. Thank God Almighty.”
Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, claims he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed protesters Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounded a third man while he was with a militia group protesting police shootings at Jacob Blake.
Blake was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha officers during a domestic disturbance, triggering anti-police demonstrations.
Rittenhouse fled to Illinois, but surrendered to police there the following day and was later extradited back to Wisconsin to be prosecuted.
The teenager has been loved by conservative and pro-gun groups.
More than $ 500,000 has been raised through a legal defense fund and through donations from high-profile supporters, said WBBM, including Lindell and Schroder, who first gained fame as a child actor in the 1979 classic “The Champ” alongside Jon Voight.
Meanwhile, Rittenhouse’s release on bond did not fit well with John Hubert, whose son was killed by Rittenhouse.
“He has people out there who want to help him, organizations, militia groups raise money for his defense right now,” he said.
“He thinks he’s over the law. He has been treated as such by the police. He believes he is justified in the case and that he is running will not surprise me. ”
The teenager allegedly used his $ 1,200 coronavirus stimulus control from the federal government to buy the AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.
Because he was under 18, Rittenhouse allegedly bought the weapon through an older friend, Dominick Black, 19, who is now facing crimes in the case and awaiting trial for his role.