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KENOASHA, Wisco. (WAND) - Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was released from the Kenosha County Jail Monday after posting $2 million bond, according to authorities.

Rittenhouse's bond was posted at 2 p.m. Friday, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's office.

In a tweet Friday, Rittenhouse's attorney Lin Wood said "God bless ALL Who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail."

Wood also gave a shoutout to actor Ricky Schroder and Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow for "putting us over the top."

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Later at night, Wood tweeted a picture of Rittenhouse alongside John Pierce, another attorney who represents the teen, and Schroder.

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"Thank you, All Donors. Thank you, All Patriots. Thank God Almighty," the tweet read.

Rittenhouse faces multiple counts, including intentional homicide and illegally possessing a gun. His attorneys have argued he was acting in self-defense.

Rittenhouse turned himself in to police in Antioch the morning after the shootings. He was later extradited to Wisconsin and his bail was set at $2 million.

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