(FreedomBeacon.com)- Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot two extremist rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will stand trial for murder charges in Wisconsin. The young man, who shot the rioters after they attacked him, will be taken from an Illinois jail, where his legal representatives requested that he would be released from.
Judge Paul Novak of the Lake County Circuit Court denied the request and said that he must make his self-defense arguments in a court in Wisconsin.
According to a report from the New York Post, Rittenhouse appeared in court hours before he faced an extradition hearing, where his lawyer argued that he should be released. Rittenhouse’s lawyers did not call witnesses during the trial, though had previously indicated that they might call on his mother.
Following the ruling that Rittenhouse is to be extradited, the young man was transferred to Kenosha authorities.
Rittenhouse has received an outpouring of support from conservatives and has received assistance in the form of a huge fundraising effort to help him defend himself. The “#FightBack Foundation” published a video in September raising funds for Rittenhouse’s legal defense which showed how the teenager defended himself on the night.
The video also shows how Rittenhouse had helped protesters who had been injured on that same night before he was chased by a mob of extremists.
The video, titled “The Truth in 11 Minutes,” has even been flagged by YouTube as “inappropriate for some users” and prompts people to press a button reading, “I understand and wish to proceed” before watching.
“Every decade or so, a legal matter arises that holds the power to negatively affect our lives for generations to come,” the narrator says at the beginning of the video. “Regardless of what side of the political spectrum you identify with, this is about you.”
“To prevent the total destruction of their communities, good Samaritans united to guard local businesses,” the narrator adds, while the video shows videos of rioters causing violence and destruction.
It then shows Rittenhouse telling the camera that it was his job to help protect businesses and saying that if he sees people hurt, he will run “into harm’s way” to help them.