Kyle Rittenhouse testified that before he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, that Rosenbaum threatened to kill him.
Rittenhouse said that he encountered Rosenbaum in the streets in Kenosha on the night of August 25, 2020. Rittenhouse said that he and another person saw Rosenbaum “walking with a steel chain and he had a blue mask around his face.”
“He was just mad about something,” Rittenhouse said.
Rittenhouse claimed that he was seeing if any people at the protest “needed medical help” when he testified that Rosenbaum screamed at him “if I catch any of you f***ers alone, I’m going to f***ing kill you.”
Rittenhouse said he was present in front of the Car Source business when he heard Rosenbaum levy more threats at him and the group he was with.
“He was screaming — he said, ‘I’m going to cut your f***ing hearts out’ — I’m not going to repeat the second word — but kill you, N-word,” Rittenhouse testified.
Asked by his defense attorney if he observed Rosenbaum damage any property, Rittenhouse claimed he observed Rosenbaum tip a trailer and a port-a-potty over.
Rittenhouse’s testimony is ongoing.