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Roommate of Lone Survivor in Rittenhouse Shooting Gives Unexpected Testimony

Newsweek logo Newsweek 11/10/2021 Katherine Fung
Kyle Rittenhouse sits with his attorneys after a lunch break and waits for proceedings to start at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 9, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. © Sean Krajacic/Getty Kyle Rittenhouse sits with his attorneys after a lunch break and waits for proceedings to start at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 9, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The roommate of Gaige Grosskreutz, the lone survivor in last year's Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting, gave an unexpected testimony in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday, corroborating with Grosskreutz's account and backtracking on his own previous statements.

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On the eighth day of the trial, Rittenhouse's defense team called Jacob Marshall, Grosskreutz's former roommate, to the stand.

Grosskreutz, who was shot in the bicep by Rittenhouse's AR-15, had lived with Marshall for three months before the August 25, 2020 shooting.

Defense Attorney Corey Chirafisi questioned Marshall about a Facebook post he made after visiting his roommate in the hospital.

In the post, Marshall alleged that Grosskreutz's "only regret was not killing the kid," in reference to Rittenhouse.

During the prosecution's case, Grosskretuz testified that he never made such a statement.

The defense had called Marshall in hopes that his testimony would counter Grosskretuz's account, but Marshall corroborated Grosskretuz's testimony instead.

"The words have never came out of his mouth," Marshall said in court. "100 percent made it all up."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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