The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case was sent home Wednesday afternoon after 7 and a half hours of deliberation.
There is no verdict tonight and deliberations will resume Thursday morning.
The jury in the #Rittenhouse trial has been sent home for the day.
Roughly 7 hours and 30 more minutes of deliberation.
— Jiovanni Lieggi (@lieggiji) November 17, 2021
The jury began day two of deliberations on Tuesday as the lawyers argued over video evidence withheld from the court.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers requested a mistrial and accused Kenosha prosecutors of withholding evidence.
In Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger’s closing arguments on Monday evening, he showed the jury drone footage of Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum.
The defense is arguing that Binger held back high-resolution footage of Rittenhouse shooting Rosenbaum until after the trial concluded.
“During the jury instructions conference, the defense played their version of the video for the court to review,” the motion states. “The state indicated their version was much clearer and had their tech person come into court to have the court review their clearer video. The video is the same, the resolution of that video, however, was not.”
‘The video footage has been at the center of this case,” it continued. “The idea that the state would provide lesser quality footage and then use that footage as a linchpin in their case is the very reason they requested and were granted the provocation instruction by the Court.”