Jacob Blake waves from hospital bed in virtual court appearance, pleads not guilty

KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) -- Jacob Blake appeared remotely in Kenosha County court Friday as he pleaded not guilty to three charges filed against him back in July.

Blake was upgraded from intensive care this week. His father said he's doing a little bit better, but still cannot move from his waist down.

In a virtual court appearance, Jacob Blake waved from his hospital bed wearing a dress shirt and yellow tie.

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Jacob Blake, 29, was shot multiple times by Kenosha police as he leaned into his SUV with his young children inside.

It's the first time we have seen him since he was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey.

Blake only recently left the ICU at the Milwaukee hospital where he's had numerous surgeries since the August 23 shooting.

Blake was alert and answered every question during the virtual court appearance as he faced domestic abuse charges from earlier this year. His attorney emphasizing that Blake does not have a criminal record.

His bond was set at $10,000. He cannot contact his accuser, her children, or go to their home. He can only leave Wisconsin for medical treatment.

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Jacob Blake's family did not meet with President Donald Trump when he visited Kenosha Tuesday. Instead, they organized a day of service to spread messages of peace and love.

Blake also waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the case. The commissioner repeatedly asked if Blake understood or had questions.

Three Kenosha Police officers remain suspended as Blake's shooting is investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

ABC7 Chicago has reached out for an update on the status of the investigation, but has not heard back.
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