The defense in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial made his objection on the grounds that the prosecution upheld key evidence.
18-year-old Rittenhouse now faces multiple charges, including murder, for shooting dead three men – two of them fatally – during racial equity riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020.
Drone footage showing the events of that night was handed over to the defenders. However, the version the defense received was allegedly of lower quality than the high-definition footage the prosecution was in possession of.
Now, questions surround how exactly the footage could have been compressed and degraded.
One possible answer could have been found on the prosecutor’s laptop.
While concluding the argument, the prosecutor collected various records to make his case.
In doing so, the Handbrake video compression software may be installed on a laptop used by the prosecution.
JUDGMENT: “Handbrake” – a video compression software – could be installed on a laptop used by prosecutors during Day 10 of Rittenhouse’s trial.
The news comes while a court is trying to determine how the drone footage of the shooting that was given to the national defense was degraded. pic.twitter.com/jQI4kY0uwe
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In the video below of the closing arguments, the Handbrake application can be seen in the computer files.
On Wednesday, the prosecution offer another possible explanation about how the file might have been compressed.
Assistant District Attorney James Kraus explained to Judge Bruce Schroeder that accidental file compression may have occurred when the prosecution sent files from an iPhone device to an Android phone owned by the defense.
“Sleuth [Martin] Howard asked them how they wanted to get it. Miss [Natalie] Wisco requested it be emailed to her. He emailed her the resume,” Kraus said.
“Now somewhere along the lines, whether that’s… the point is, I believe Ms. Wisco can’t spread it because she has an Android phone. Switching from iPhone to Android, it seems to have compressed the file somehow. We didn’t know that this was going to happen.”
Prosecutors confirmed that they sent the drone video to the defense team via text, compressed files. pic.twitter.com/Qrkd52YjrC
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Kraus stated that the prosecution was not involved in altering the video the defense had released.
However, on this basis, the excuse move for a wrong person without prejudice (meaning the state could pay back the fees) on Wednesday afternoon.
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“We watched the video. I can tell you what we think, but it doesn’t matter what we think, because we no longer present it to the jury,” said defense attorney Corey Chirafisi.
“And I think if we try to do this in a way where no one is hiding anything, anybody who doesn’t have proof like everyone else has… we have to ask for this, and I’m in love. ask for that. ”
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