The 18-year-old, facing charges of homicide and other offenses, became so emotional the judge called for a recess.
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Kyle Rittenhouse testified Wednesday that a man he is accused of murdering threatened to kill him on a night of violent protests in Kenosha last year after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Rittenhouse, 18, broke down as he described the events of Aug. 25, 2020, that led to him fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum, 36. Rittenhouse is also accused of murdering Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 27.
The Illinois teenager was calm to start his testimony but began to cry before the judge called for a morning break in the trial.
Rittenhouse's attorneys have claimed his acts were self-defense as he feared for his life that evening. He faces counts of intentional, reckless and attempted homicide and could get life in prison if convicted.
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