By SCOTT BAUER, TODD RICHMOND and MICHAEL TARM
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse played a direct role in choosing, albeit randomly, the final 12 jurors who are deciding his innocence or guilt in the murder trial over his killing two protesters and wounding a third last summer. At the direction of Circuit Judge Bruce Schroder, Rittenhouse’s attorney on Tuesday placed slips of paper into a raffle drum bearing the numbers of each of the 18 jurors who sat through the two-week trial. Rittenhouse, with the jury watching, then selected six pieces of paper from the drum, and a court official read the numbers aloud. Jurors 11, 58, 14, 45, 9 and 52 have been dismissed and are not among the final 12 deliberating the case.
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