Rittenhouse’s mother requests donations to son’s legal fund: ‘I am beyond nervous’

Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother has asked for donations to assist with the cost of her son’s legal expenses ahead of the jury’s decision on his case.

Wendy Rittenhouse sent an email appeal for donations , estimating that Kyle’s legal costs for the month of November would total $110,000, CNN reported .


“Both the prosecution and my son Kyle’s defense team have finished their closing arguments and I am beyond nervous,” she wrote in the email. “We have been fighting an extremely uphill battle from the beginning, but with the support of thousands of our fellow Americans we have put up a big fight.”

The Kyle Rittenhouse Defense Fund said in June that it had raised $464,111 since March 1 and processed payment for $362,050 in case-related fees.

“We can’t thank you enough for your help and support,” the fund wrote to its followers.

Eighteen-year-old Rittenhouse  has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to the fatal shooting of two men and wounding of a third last year during a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Jurors began deliberating on Tuesday for the trial. The 12-person jury is comprised of five men and seven women.

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