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Rittenhouse receives standing ovation at conservative conference

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Dec 21, 2021

PHOENIX — A month after his acquittal on murder charges, Kyle Rittenhouse was given a standing ovation at a conservative group’s conference in Phoenix where panelists discussed the 2020 deadly shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Most of the comments during Monday’s discussion were made by other panelists, but the 18-year-old Rittenhouse reflected on how the trial had matured him and spoke about his decision to take the stand to provide his account of the shootings.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz.

During his trial, Rittenhouse stated he was a student at Arizona State University. The school later clarified saying Rittenhouse was no longer enrolled at the school.