There’s been a big debate about Kyle Rittenhouse breaking down in tears during his murder trial: real tears or theatrics?
One person who’s calling BS is LeBron James, who’s taken to Twitter to accuse Rittenhouse of faking tears.
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court.
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021
The judge had to pause court proceedings after Kyle Rittenhouse sobbed uncontrollably discussing the night he fatally shot two men.
Rittenhouse, 18, was just 17 when he shot dead Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a night of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The 18-year-old testified that before the shooting, one of the men he shot dead, Rosenbaum, had a “steel chain and a blue mask around his face” and threatened to kill him.
Rittenhouse told the court:
“He screamed ‘if I catch any of you f*ckers alone, I’m going to f*cking kill you. “The second time he said ‘I’m going to cut your f*cking hearts out and kill you N-words.'”
Later, he alleged that Rosenbaum “came out from behind the car and ambushed me”.
Rittenhouse then began sobbing as he told how Rosenbaum and another man, Joshua Ziminski, allegedly cornered him.
The judge then paused the testimony as Rittenhouse and his mother cried uncontrollably.
When the court resumed, attorney Mark Richards asked about the alleged ambush, and Rittenhouse told the attorney he thought he was being attacked.
“As you see him lunging at you, what did you do?”
“I shot him,” Mr Rittenhouse said.
The trial continues.