“If Mr. Rittenhouse is to blame, your chances of getting 10 million bucks are better, right?” Chirafisi said.
Chirafisi also asked Grosskretz if he told his former roommate that his only regret was “not hitting the kid and hesitating to pull out the gun before emptying the whole mag.” Grosskretz declined to say so.
Grosskretz, who was trained as a paramedic, testified that he volunteered as a medic at protests in Milwaukee in the days following the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020. participated from. Grosskretz said he participated in about 75 protests the night before. was shot, offering help to anyone in need of medical attention.
While Rittenhouse is white, as is the case she was shot, the case has sparked a racially fraught debate over police violence against black people over vigilance, the right to bear arms, and the unrest that swept around America that summer. .
Last week, trial witnesses testified that the first person to be shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum that night was “over-aggressive” and “acting in a belligerent manner” and that he threatened to kill Rittenhouse at one point. Was.
A witness said Rosenbaum was shot after pursuing Rittenhouse and the young man had lunges for his rifle.
Rosenbaum’s murder triggered the bloodshed that followed moments later: Rittenhouse killed Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old protester seen on bystander video, hitting Rittenhouse with a skateboard. Rittenhouse then injured Grosskretz. – The Associated Press