Kyle Rittenhouse’s family is now selling ‘Free Kyle’ merchandise to raise money for the 17-year-old’s legal defense fund.
The teen from Illinois has been charged with killing two people and injuring another amid protests in Wisconsin in August.
Supporters of the 17-year-old can now purchase products with the words ‘Free Kyle’ printed on them.
Rittenhouse’s supporters can buy laptop sleeves, T-shirts, stickers, hoodies, crop tops, and bikinis to help raise money for his criminal defense fund.
Other products include mugs, phone covers, face masks, and mugs.
The products are now being sold via the freekyleusa.com with proceeds being directed to the 17-year-old’s legal defense fund.
Rittenhouse’s mother, Wendy, said in a statement on the website: “I alone control this website and Kyle’s defense fund.
“We estimate Kyle’s defense costs for trial to be approximately $2 to $2.5 million and after turning over the $2 million dollar cash bail we are essentially starting at zero.”
The mother-of-three continued: “We still have a long way to go. I know in my heart that Kyle will be acquitted.”
According to a post on the website, the fund has raised around $56,700 towards its $2 million goal.
Rittenhouse has been charged with killing Anthony Huber. 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and an attempted murder of Gaige Grosskreutz, 26.
The attorney for Grosskreutz accused the mother of trying to financially benefit from the actions of the teen.
“They are going to be celebrating Christmas without their loved ones. Meanwhile, you know, Kyle Rittenhouse’s mom is trying to profit off of these tragedies,” Atty. Kimberly Motley said.
“And I think it’s frankly vile and disgusting and in extreme poor taste.”
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