Judge starts Rittenhouse trial with trivia and lectures


October 31, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial opened jury selection Monday with a round of "Jeopardy!"-like trivia, assured potential jurors he doesn't have COVID-19 and reached back to the fall of the Roman Empire to emphasize the gravity of their duty.

Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder drew laughs in the courtroom — and some cringes on social media — as he peppered potential jurors with trivia questions, and offered commentary on some. When the answer to one was the movie "Psycho," the 75-year-old Schroeder quipped: "You've heard of it."

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