KYLE Rittenhouse wants to be a nurse after being acquitted on all charges related to shootings last summer when he was acting as a medic during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

A spokesperson for the family said that Rittenhouse, 18, is hoping to live ...a normal life moving forward,... after being involved in such a polarizing trial.

GettyRittenhouse was acquitted on all charges on Friday '/ '

APThe teen fatally shot two people in August '/ '

Rittenhouse was facing charges for fatally shooting two men and seriously wounding a third during a night of unrest in Kenosha last summer.

He was found not guilty on Friday for all five charges he was facing.

Family spokesperson David Hancock said Rittenhouse's ...normal... life will include pursuing a career in nursing.

...He can be an 18-year-old young man,... Hancock told Fox6.

...He is studying pre-requisites at Arizona State University for nursing and he is going to continue that. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure he can live a normal life moving forward....

Hancock added that despite a tearful reaction after the jury's verdict was read and photos showing Rittenhouse grinning after leaving the courthouse, there were no real winners in the hostile case.

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...There’s no spiking a football; two people did lose their lives,... Hancock said.

...There 'were ' a lot of things that affected this case, like politics that sent it off the rails really early on. There are no winners. Kyle now gets to live his life like a free young man....

The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges Friday afternoon after spending three and a half days deliberating.

He was charged with five felony counts of first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He was also facing charges for recklessly endangering safety in the first degree.

Rittenhouse could have gotten life in prison if he was found guilty of the most serious charge.


The teen, who was 17 at the time, traveled from his home in Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin, armed with an AR-15 as protests over the police shooting of a black man named Jacob Blake were underway.

Carrying a weapon that authorities said was illegally purchased for the underage Rittenhouse, he joined other armed citizens in what he said was an effort to protect property and provide medical aid.

Bystander and drone video captured most of the frenzied chain of events that followed: Rittenhouse killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, then shot to death protester Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded demonstrator Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28.

As the verdict drew near, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers pleaded for calm and said 500 National Guard members would be ready for duty in Kenosha if needed.

APRittenhouse was 17 at the time of the fatal shootings '/ '

GettyThe teen's case led to a divided nation '/ '