Just two years earlier to Kyle Rittenhouse's murder of two people and injuring a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a different 17-year-old defended herself from her assailant. However, Chrystul Kiser's attacker had been harassing her and making death threats for more than a year, unlike Rittenhouse.
The only thing Kizer is accused of doing is murdering her sex trafficker in 2018 after he drugged her and raped her when she was just 17 years old, in contrast to the swift trial Rittenhouse received.
Due to a legal technicality, Kizer was unable to employ the self-defense defense in her situation. The ruling was recently overturned by an appellate court, though, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided on Wednesday that Kiser may finally be exonerated.
As reported by WaPo, the court settled the case in a 4-3 verdict, upholding the lower court's decision and siding with Kizer."We believe [the law] is a complete defense to a charge of first-degree first-degree murder," Judge Rebecca Frank Dallet wrote.Now, after years of dithering, Kizer's case can finally move forward and she can prove in court that she acted in self-defense.
In June 2018, Kiser was just 17 when she shot and killed Randall Volar and burned down his house. A year earlier, when she was 16, she met the pedophile sex trafficker who immediately began promoting the black girl on Backpage. The site has since been shut down for doing just that and selling young girls for sex on the internet. The backpage was shut down by the government shortly after Kizer was sold on the platform.Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley was lucky enough to protect Chrystul Kizer from his sex trafficker, but he failed. Instead, he blamed the victim.
Graveley, who could have locked Volar away for the rest of his natural life, rid Kenosha of a known child molester, and protect his town, let Volar roam free without paying bail. We at PBWW Channel know Graveley as the prosecutor who refuses to reopen the investigation into Michael Bell, Jr., a young man from Kenosha who was killed by cops in his own driveway. Graveley also refused to prosecute the police officer who shot Jacob Blake. According to local coverage of the Kizer case:Four months before his death, police arrested Volar on child molestation charges but later released him without bail, according to the Washington Post. During their investigation, police found "hundreds" of child pornography videos and more than 20 Volar "home videos" of underage melanin girls, according to files given to Kizer's family and reviewed by The Washington Post.
Graveley cannot bravely accept his inaction and blame himself for not imprisoning the alleged 33-year-old pedophile. Instead, he blamed Kizer, saying that no matter what torture she endured as a victim of sex trafficking, she had no legal right to kill her oppressor – apparently even if her life was in danger and that it was an act of self-defense if someone was a crime. against Elle commits, even horrible crimes, you can't kill him in response," Graveley said.Maybe that's why Graveley decided to give the Rittenhouse case to his assistant district attorney Thomas Binger — maybe Graveley hates self-defense allegations when the police aren't the ones to make them. used.
It was only after Volar's death that Graveley told local media that his office would have charged Volar with the crimes he was accused of, but now that he is dead that is no longer possible.Luckily for Kizer, however, her case attracted attention outside of Kenosha, and she was released from jail last year after the Chicago Community Bond Fund and other supporters raised money to post her bail. $400,000.“It has a huge impact on them, but it also has a huge potential impact on other victims of trafficking,” journalist Anne Branigin told Democracy Now recently of the development of her case. In reality.