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A child who killed her sex trafficker cannot be charged with murder, the court rules, clearing the way for their acquittal

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