The legal defense team representing Kyle Rittenhouse is now demanding a mistrial after accusing the prosecution of withholding a key piece of evidence.
As The Daily Wire reports:
The seven-page mistrial request alleged that prosecutors had high-resolution drone footage but failed to produce it, only showing only a grainy low-resolution version of the footage in court. The defense said they only received the higher-resolution clip later on Saturday after testimony was over.
The footage was used by the prosecution in an attempt to prove that Rittenhouse chased the first man he shot, Joseph Rosenbaum, before their positions switched and Rosenbaum began chasing Rittenhouse.
The “compressed version” of the footage “was not as clear as the video kept by the state,” the defense said in their written motion.
“The failure to provide the same quality footage in this particular case is intentional and clearly prejudices the defendant,” the motion stated.
The jury is currently still deliberating on Rittenhouse’s fate. The judge will rule on the defense’s mistrial request after the jury delivers its verdict.