Kyle Rittenhouse will not be punished for changing his home address without notifying the court, a judge ruled Thursday, after prosecutors requested an arrest warrant and bond increase for the Illinois teenager who is facing murder charges for fatally shooting two men amid summer unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Judge Bruce Shroeder ordered Rittenhouse to share his new address privately with the court, but declined the prosecution’s request to punish Rittenhouse for violating the terms of his bond, arguing that it’s a common mistake among defendants.
Schroeder sided with arguments made by Mark Richards, an attorney for Rittenhouse, who said that his client had faced threats to his safety while his address was public.
“After what this town has been through in the last six months, I don’t want any more problems,” said Schroeder, adding: “We don’t need to have people’s safety in jeopardy in any way.”
County prosecutors, as well as a