Rittenhouse breaks down in sobs on stand

Kyle Rittenhouse broke down on Wednesday as he described getting cornered by the first person he killed during protests in Kenosha, Wis., last August.

Rittenhouse is on trial for multiple felonies for killing two people and wounding another during protests that erupted following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man.

On Wednesday morning, Rittenhouse took the stand to describe the events that led up to him shooting — and ultimately killing — Joseph Rosenbaum, the first person who was killed.

During his testimony, Rittenhouse described being chased by Rosenbaum on his right side as he was heading to a car parking lot, and another protester, Joshua Ziminski, being in front of him.

“There were three people right there,” Rittenhouse said, breaking down in sobs.

The judge briefly put the trial on recess after Rittenhouse became emotional.

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