After being found not guilty on all charges in his murder trial last week, Kyle Rittenhouse told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday night that he wanted to live a quiet life and that he wanted to go to college like any other person his age.
The experiences of the last 15 months have also prompted him to contemplate pursuing a legal career.
“I’m a student at Arizona State University,” Rittenhouse said. “I do intend on going on campus and pursuing a career in nursing. I may change it. I’ve been looking into law. I may want to become a lawyer. I haven’t completely decided yet. But I’ve been looking—I want to be a nurse, so I’ve been doing the prerequisites for that.”
He claimed he had received numerous death threats and was concerned for his safety. However, he also admitted that he was afraid of being alone in public, reported Daily Wire.
“I was an innocent 17-year-old who was violently attacked and defended myself,” he said.
“I’m at a place now where I have to have people with me because people want to kill me just because I defended myself, and they are too ignorant to look at the facts of what happened,” he added.
“I see some of the threats. Some of the things people say are absolutely sickening.”
When asked if he was confident that the government would protect him from the threats, Rittenhouse said, “I hope so, but we all know how the F.B.I. works.”
Kyle Rittenhouse has opened up about his year of hell after being charged with murder for fatally shooting two protesters, wrongly labeled a white supremacist, and imprisoned for nearly three months. He was acquitted on all charges last week after a court determined he was acting in self-defense.