by Lauryn Overhultz
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old that has been accused with the fatal shootings of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was reportedly ordered to be held on $2 million cash bail.
Rittenhouse made his first court appearance Monday where court commissioner Loren Keating deemed him a flight risk, according to the New York Post.
“The charges are incredibly serious and again, if a conviction occurs there would be a likelihood of an imposition of a mandatory life sentence or at least significant amounts of time, likely decades of a period of incarceration,” the judge said, per the Post. “I believe that there’s a reasonable basis to flee.”
Rittenhouse has been accused of shooting and killing two protesters, Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, 22, during civil unrest ignited by the shooting of Jacob Blake.