Christian Crowdfunding Site Raises $500K For Accused Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse
According to The Hill, the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo has raised more than $520,000 to help cover the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last month.
Rittenhouse has been held without bail in Lake County's juvenile detention facility since his arrest in August. Prosecutors have charged him with shooting three men with an AR-15-style rifle and first-degree intentional homicide in the death of two protesters, among other charges.
The fundraising page, sponsored by an Atlanta-based group called "Friends of the Rittenhouse family,” says, “Kyle is being unfairly charged with murder ... by a DA who seems determined to capitalize on the political angle of the situation.”
Rittenhouse’s attorney and supporters maintain the teen shot the protesters in self-defense.