THOMAS Binger is worked as the prosecutor in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Rittenhouse, now 18, is stood trial for the fatal shooting of two men and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

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Who is Thomas Binger?

Thomas Binger is the Kenosha County assistant district attorney.

He is said to have for Michael Graveley, the county’s top prosectuor, for seven years, according to The New York Times.

Binger has also worked in the Milwaukee County prosecutor’s office and for private law firms.

He ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for district attorney in Racine County in 2016, and told The Journal Times: “In the last two years as a prosecutor, I have won 13 jury trials. I have convicted murderers, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers, drunk drivers, home-invading burglars and men who abuse women.”

Binger is said to have had a number of clashes with Judge Bruce Schroeder in the run up to Rittenhouse’s trial.

He is married to Nicole Gustafson-Binger, a mental health counselor for Oakwood Clinical Associates.

They have three children.  

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What has Kyle Rittenhouse said in court?

Rittenhouse faced six criminal charges and was accused of murdering Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber as well as injuring Gaige Grosskreutz. On November 19, 2021, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges.

He broke down in tears as the verdict was announced.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming he acted in self-defense.

Rittenhouse took the stand on November 10, 2021.

He told the court: “I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself.”

The former police youth cadet told the court on the seventh day of his murder trial, that he wanted to safeguard property from the unrest in the wake of Jacob Blake's injury.

Rittenhouse, now 18, initially appeared composed as he gave answers in a matter-of-fact tone to questions from defense attorney Mark Richards.

However, he quickly broke his collected appearance when he described the moment Joseph Rosenbaum allegedly ran towards him.

Rittenhouse shot and killed 36-year-old Rosenbaum at close range. Then, as members of the crowd set upon him, he killed Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old protester seen on video clubbing Rittenhouse with a skateboard.

Rittenhouse then wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, a 27-year-old protester and volunteer medic who admitted pointing his own gun at Rittenhouse just before he was shot.

Rittenhouse testified at his murder trial Wednesday that the first man he shot and killed during a night of turbulent protests in Kenosha was holding a chain at one point and twice threatened to kill him.

Apologizing to the court for his language, Rittenhouse said Joseph Rosenbaum was walking down the street with his chain and screamed, “If I catch any of you (expletives) alone I’m going to (expletive) kill you!”

And later, he testified, Rosenbaum said: “I’m going to cut your (expletive) hearts out! Rittenhouse said Rosenbaum also called them “N-words.” But he said he didn’t want to repeat the word in court.

Rittenhouse also testified that he saw videos of violence in downtown Kenosha on Aug. 24, 2020, the day before the shootings, including a brick being thrown at a police officer’s head and cars burning in a Car Source dealership lot.


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