2021 in review: The trials that captivated the country


This year there was no shortage of riveting trials that captivated the country, from the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, for the killing of two men, to the conviction of fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. 

Fox News has selected a few of 2021’s most significant cases that touched on explosive issues, including the right to bear arms, police brutality and child abuse. 

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down on the stand as he testifies about his encounter with the late Joseph Rosenbaum during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.   (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)
(Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

In the year’s most closely watched trial, Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was found not guilty of all charges for shooting three men and killing two during a…

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