The 17 year old from Antioch, Illinois is charged with shooting and killing two people during a night of protests in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police, but it could be a while until he’s back in Wisconsin to face those charges.
Attorneys for Rittenhouse today said they plan to formally file a challenge to that extradition via a writ of habeas corpus.
“We would ask that the procedures be put in place where extradition documents are in fact sent from Wisconsin so we can review them,” Attorney John Pierce said this morning.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that they had received the warrant from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. Pierce says they have not seen the papers yet.
Rittenhouse’s legal team had asked the judge for 30 days to review those documents, however that request was shortened to 14 days. The legal teams will meet again to review the extradition request, and petition, on Friday, October 9th.
Rittenhouse faces first degree homicide charges for allegedly shooting and killing 26 year old Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. A third victim, Gabe Grosskreutz, was shot in the arm but did survive.
Rittenhouse did appear during today’s extradition hearing via Zoom call but did not speak.