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Judge Denies Request to Increase Kyle Rittenhouse’s Bail

A judge denied a request to issue an arrest warrant and increase bail for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer.

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office asked the court to increase Rittenhouse’s bail by $200,000 last week after Rittenhouse, 18, violated the conditions of his bond by failing to notify the court of his changed address. His attorneys argued that Rittenhouse had to be moved for his own safety after threats were made against him.

Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder ordered that Rittenhouse’s home address be given to the court and kept from the public record, but he denied prosecutors’ requests to be provided the address.

“After what this town has been through in the last six months, I don’t want any more problems,” Schroeder said. “The police don’t need any more problems. We don’t need to have people’s safety in jeopardy in any way. So I think that the desire that the … defendant’s address be kept from public scrutiny is a legitimate one.”

Read the source article at NBC News

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