A fundraiser on the Christian fundraising platform GiveSendGo has raised more than $390,000 to help pay legal costs for Kyle Rittenhouse, the suspect in the fatal shooting at a Kenosha, Wisconsin, protest. One of Rittenhouse’s attorneys, Lin Wood, said on Twitter on Monday night that more than 11,000 people had donated a total of $605,550 to the FightBack Foundation to help pay for the teen’s legal funds.
Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two people and injuring a third during a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, faces multiple charges, including homicide. John Pierce, an attorney who has announced he’ll defend Rittenhouse, said funds for the legal defense would be raised through the nonprofit FightBack. The organizer of the GiveSendGo fundraiser said all money raised there would also go to FightBack.