Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old charged in the killing of two people in Kenosha, Wis., during unrest last week—is emerging as a hero to some on the right, with a hefty legal fund and a high-profile defense team.
President Trump also has suggested that he might have acted in self-defense.
Several legal funds have been set up for Mr. Rittenhouse’s defense.
GiveSendGo.com, which describes itself as “the No. 1 Free Christian Fundraising Site” had raised more than $332,000 as of Tuesday afternoon, saying on its webpage that Mr. Rittenhouse “just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group Antifa.”
The group plans to continue raising money for Mr. Rittenhouse’s defense despite criticism and threats to the organization, said Heather Wilson, co-founder of GiveSendGo, in an email.
“People want to do something to make their voices heard,” she said of why she organized the group. “And we will