Illinois judge OKs extradition of Rittenhouse to Wisconsin
October 30, 2020
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges, saying it wasn't his role to vet a case brought by Wisconsin protestors and approved by a Wisconsin judge.
In his six-page written ruling rejecting Kyle Rittenhouse's bid to remain in Illinois, Judge Paul Novak noted that defense attorneys had characterized the Wisconsin charges as politically motivated.
"This Illinois court shall not examine any potential political impact a Wisconsin Di...