WATCH: Kyle Rittenhouse Breaks Down in Tears on Stand, Hyperventilating as He Describes Events Leading to Fatal Shooting


The trial for Kyle Rittenhouse went into a pause on Wednesday when Rittenhouse broke down in tears and hyperventilated during his testimony on the events leading up to a shooting that left two people dead.

Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and first-degree attempted intentional homicide, and his legal team argues that he was acting in self-defense when he shot three people during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The shooting wounded one and left two others dead. Rittenhouse offered explicit testimony as he spoke about what he saw and experienced during the riots, and he spoke of how Joseph Rosenbaum — one of the men he killed — got near him amid the chaos.

“Mr. Rosenbaum was now running from my right side,” Rittenhouse said. “And I was cornered from, in front of me, with Mr. [Joshua] Ziminski…”

At that point, Rittenhouse’s testimony trailed off as he started hyperventilating on the stand. He tried to keep speaking, but his breakdown continued to unfold, and the judge decided to call a 10-minute recess.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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