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Ricky Schroder Defends Defending Kyle Rittenhouse

Former actor Ricky Schroder is defending having helped bail out accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, saying he was “infuriated” seeing the 17-year-old being vilified in the media.

Schroder, a big-time supporter of gun ownership, told the New York Post during an exclusive telephone interview that he’s putting up “hundreds of thousands” of dollars for the bond and the 17-year-old’s legal defense. Rittenhouse is charged with two counts of murder for using an illegally purchased semi-automatic rifle to shoot two protestors in Kenosha, Wisc., and wounding a third person on Aug. 25.

Rittenhouse was in jail until last week when Schroder, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell and others put up the money for his $2 million bond.

“It made me mad,” Schroder said. “This boy is innocent and he will be proven innocent. I did what any father should’ve done, and that’s get a kid out of jail that doesn’t deserve to be there. I’m in this in the long haul for this kid, until his name’s cleared.”

On Sunday Schroder tweeted a picture of him posing with Rittenhouse and his mother, Wendy, with the message that “we are ALL innocent until a jury of peers decides guilt or innocence, not the mob or press. When the facts are known, many of you will owe this young man an apology.”

Given the fact that there is video of Rittenhouse pointing his rifle at two people, pulling the trigger and shooting them, it’s hard to imagine what kind of defense his attorneys are going to suggest.



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