Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Prompts Demands To Free Teen Who Killed Alleged Child Sex Trafficker



In the aftermath of Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide acquittal on Friday, November 19, people have been calling for a teenager who killed an alleged child trafficker to be freed.

Per NBC News, a 17-year-old girl named Chrystul Kizer was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in 2018 after she shot and killed her alleged abuser Randall Volar in Kenosha, Wisconsin - the same city where Rittenhouse, also 17 at the time, fatally shot two men at a Black Lives Matter protest.

Now, protestors are calling for justice for the young woman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Volar, 34, was accused of filming the abuse of underage girls, including Kizer, and had been under investigation for child sex trafficking at the time of his death.

Per The Independent, Kizer, now 20, first met Volar when she was 16, and he would soon begin to abuse her over a yearlong period, the teenager alleged. Before he died, Volar was out on bail.

According to Kizer, she shot Volar in the head when he tried to pin her to the floor. She has also been accused of setting Volar's home on fire and fleeing the scene to Milwaukee in his vehicle. She was ultimately charged with arson and first-degree intentional homicide.

Kizer was in jail for two years before an advocacy group raised enough money to cover her $400,000 bond in the summer of 2020.

Earlier this year in June, Kizer appeared in court as the prosecution hoped to appeal a ruling by the state District II Court of Appeals, which stated that Kizer could potentially present evidence to the judge proving that the shooting was a "direct result" of the abuse she experienced, Washington Post reports.

If she is successful in this, she could be acquitted of some or all of the charges made against her.

On Friday, November 19, Rittenhouse, now aged 18, was found not guilty on all counts in his homicide trial, after four days of deliberations by the jury.

The teenager shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz on August 25, 2020, during BLM protests which took place in Kenosha after a white police officer shot a Black man named Jacob Blake.

The verdict led to demonstrations around the country over the weekend and growing calls for Kizer to be acquitted, just as Rittenhouse was, for her involvement in the fatal shooting of Volar.




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