Wisconsin’s self-defense law led to Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal of homicide charges, sparking protests across the state and nation. Now, advocates are demanding justice for a child sex trafficking survivor in the state, believing that if Rittenhouse could successfully claim self-defense, then she can too.
A group of protesters gathered this month at Kenosha’s Civic Center Park to protest Rittenhouse’s verdict and shine a light on the case of Chrystul Kizer, who is awaiting trial for killing her suspected sex trafficker three years ago. years old, when she was 17. She says she shot him in self-defense.
Kizer is charged with five felonies, including first degree manslaughter, for killing Randall Volar III. Her lawyers say she went on a rampage after years of abuse, and Kizer said she was underage when he sexually assaulted her.
“My heart and concern goes out to Chrystul Kizer. She is not forgotten, ”protester Lorna Revere said Sunday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The anger that hits everyone, black people, white people who are concerned about the racism this country faces, is like – it stabs you in the chest time and time again.”
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The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts in the murder trial related to the shooting of three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin.