On Friday, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges in the case against him in the deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. After the teen’s acquittal, a lawyer for the two deceased men hinted that they are not giving up, despite a jury of his peers finding Rittenhouse not guilty.
Kimberley Motley and Milo Schwab, attorneys for Gaige Grosskreutz, attorneys for the estate of Joseph Rosenbaum said in a statement, “Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum did not deserve to die that night. For now, we ask for peace from everyone hurting and that the public respect the privacy of the victims and their families. That night in Kenosha, Gaige Grosskreutz, Anthony Huber, and many others acted heroically. They did not seek violence, but to end violence. What we need right now is justice, not more violence. While today’s verdict may mean justice delayed, it will not mean justice denied. We are committed to uncovering the truth of that night and holding those responsible to account.”
The veiled threat could hint at a possible civil lawsuit against Rittenhouse and others associated with the incident.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards said his client received a fair trial.
“Judge Schroeder gives you a fair trial as a defendant,” he said. “You don’t want him to sentence your client. But in this case, we were looking for a fair trial and if we lost we knew what was going to happen… so I would rather have a fair trial.”
Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said he was disappointed with the verdict.
“We are grateful to the members of the jury for their diligent and thoughtful deliberations. The Kenosha community has endured much over the past 15 months, and yet we remain resilient and strong. We ask that members of our community continue to express their opinions and feelings about this verdict in a civil and peaceful manner,” Binger said.
President Joe Biden, who called Rittenhouse a white supremacist wouldn’t answer questions about that claim, but said America must accept the verdict by the jury.
“Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded,” Biden said. “The jury system works, and we have to abide by it. The verdict will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included.”