The man who bought then-17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse an assault rifle will avoid possible two-felony convictions after agreeing to indisputably plead a non-criminal charge of contributing to juvenile delinquency.
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According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dominick Black, 20, was charged in November 2020 with two counts of delivering a dangerous weapon to a minor, resulting in death. The charges concerned the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, Rittenhouse protesters shot dead on the night of August 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse, who was tried for first degree intentional homicide and first degree reckless homicide, was found not guilty on all counts on November 19, 2021.
According to St. Paul Pioneer Press, Black was 18 when he purchased the rifle for Rittenhouse, who was too young to legally purchase the gun at that time.
Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger filed the proposed plea agreement on Friday, suggesting that Black does not challenge a pair of citations and pay a $ 2,000 fine in exchange for the charges being dismissed, the newspaper reported.
A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning at which Judge Bruce Schroeder may accept the plea deal, dismiss it, or dismiss Black’s original charges based on his ruling in the Rittenhouse trial that the accused legally owned a firearm as a minor, Sentinel Journal reported.
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