When The Journal Times called Car Source, a reporter spoke with a man who identified himself as an owner of the dealership but did not share his name. Speaking about Rittenhouse, that man said “I don’t know that guy. He came out of nowhere.” The man added that one of the reasons he didn’t ask anyone to protect his dealership was because “There was nothing to protect. All my inventory had already been burnt to the ground.”
The Journal Times then asked attorneys defending Rittenhouse, L. Lin Wood of Atlanta and John Pierce of Los Angeles, to clarify who it was that asked for the teenager’s help in defending property. In an email, Wood replied: “This is not the time or forum to discuss the underlying facts and evidence. That information will be forthcoming in the future … At this time, I can tell you that all available video is being carefully reviewed/analyzed and witness statements are being obtained. All information received to date totally supports that Kyle acted in self-defense.”
Previously, Wood has said that the weapon Rittenhouse used that night was provided by someone in Wisconsin and that the gun never crossed state lines.
Rittenhouse faces two felony charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. He also is charged with misdemeanor possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. If convicted of either first-degree intentional homicide charge, Rittenhouse faces a minimum sentence of life in prison.