The 17-year-old right-wing extremist charged with shooting two people dead at a Black Lives Matter protest in the Midwestern US state of Wisconsin earlier this year has been released after posting $2 million (£1.5m) bail, one of his lawyers tweeted on Friday.
Kyle Rittenhouse “is out of jail”, Lin Wood wrote, adding special thanks to actor Ricky Schroder and My Pillow chief executive Mike Lindell, an ally of US President Donald Trump, for contributions which put them “over the top”.
Video footage shows a white man alleged to be Kyle shooting dead the two protesters, named by The New York Times as Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum in Kenosha in August. He badly wounded one other man.
Kyle, described as being an enthusiast of right-wing militant groups in the US, reportedly went to the city to protect it from “rioters” during days of demonstrations against police brutality.